SEARCY, Ark. (KAIT) - With schools starting this week in Region 8, one local police department posted a reminder for approaching stopped school buses.
If on a two-lane road, vehicles in both directions must stop, according to a social media post by the Searcy Police Department.
That also goes for vehicles traveling in both directions on multi-laned paved roads.
On a divided highway with a 5’ unpaved space or with a raised median/physical barrier, vehicles behind the bus must stop. But vehicles traveling in the opposite direction must “proceed with caution.”
Searcy police also encourage drivers to a take a little extra time this week.
“There will be a lot of extra cars out during your drive, as well as buses, stopping to pick students up,” the post stated.