LA CRESCENT, MN (WXOW)—October 22-26 is National Bus Safety Week, a time to remember the rules of the road when driving near buses.
Tom Ready, Owner of Ready Bus Line said most bus accidents happen when a driver isn't paying attention.
He said school buses are already yellow and have flashing lights so there isn't much more they can do to help you be aware.
When you see a bus's flashing lights it's a warning that it is about to stop; when the bus's stop sign is out obey it and stay at least 100 feet back, which is roughly the distance from the back of the school bus to the front of the blue bus in the picture above.
"The kids are excited to get home," Ready said. "They want to see their moms, they are hungry, they want to have lunch so we have to help think for them so we need to make sure everyone remembers things they learned in driver training."
Click here to view school bus laws from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
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