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Monday, November 28, 2022

Marion County Sheriff’s Office reminding drivers to watch out for school buses

Several months have passed since the start of the 2022-2023 school year, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is once again reminding motorists to watch out for school buses.

Since the start of the school year on August 10, 2022, MCSO states that some motorists are still confused about when they should stop for school buses. To help eliminate this confusion, MCSO offers the following image depicting when drivers must stop for a school bus:

MCSO drivers must stop for school buses
An illustration showing when drivers must stop for a school bus (Image courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

On a two-lane road, vehicles traveling in both directions are required to stop for a school bus. When traveling on a multi-lane road that is paved across, vehicles traveling in both directions must also stop.

A divided highway consists of an unpaved space (minimum of five feet), or any raised median or physical barrier. Vehicles traveling behind a school bus on a divided highway must stop, while any vehicles traveling in the opposite direction must proceed with caution.

On its Facebook webpage, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office stated, “Remember, citizens, our future is riding on these buses, so please watch out for them.”