With North Carolina's first stop-arm safety program, Harnett County is taking action against dangerous driving around school buses. School buses in the district are equipped with stop-arm cameras to detect the license plates of drivers that illegally pass stopped school buses and put our kids at risk.
Make sure you know the North Carolina school bus stopping law. Stop for the bus, so our kids get to school safe.
All drivers must not only be aware around school buses, but also know the law of the road.
If you're not sure when to stop for a school bus, check out the video below.
Drivers should also learn the flashing signal light system that school buses use to telegraph their actions.
Watch for children walking in the street, especially if the road contains no sidewalks.
Teach your child the importance of school bus stop safety by checking out these do's and don'ts.
Source: N.C. School Bus Safety Web and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.