School Bus Safety

Students from around the state are heading back to school, which means you will be seeing school buses on our roads. The Indiana State Police want to remind everyone the importance of watching for stopping school buses while they are picking up and dropping off students. 

Do you know when to stop for a school bus? ISP created a helpful graphic to make sure everyone is safe on their commute.

Two-Lane Roadways

If a school bus stops on a two lane road and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, all motorists MUST stop.

Multi-Lane Roadways with NO Barrier between Lanes

When a school bus stops on a multi-lane roadway without a barrier and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, all motorists MUST stop.

Multi-Lane Roadway with a Grassy and/or Concrete Barrier

When a school bus stops and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, only vehicles behind the bus MUST stop. Vehicles that are approaching from the opposite side are NOT required to stop.