Share the Road with School Buses

by Kelly Choate on August 16, 2011 at 5:44 am

Summer break is coming to an end, and kids will be going back to school soon.

That means drivers will need to share the road with school buses again.  Zanesville Highway Patrol Post Commander Lieutenant Steven Rine said the law requires cars to stay ten feet from a stopped school bus.

"During the beginning of the school year, we do increase our enforcement efforts," said Rine.  "We’ll stay pretty vigilant through the year on school zones and school bus routes."

Rine said from 2008 to 2010, there were 16 convictions for passing stopped school buses in Muskingum County.  He said drivers who violate this law will be cited.

"If you are living on a bus route, just plan a little bit better for your day," said Rine.  "You can leave earlier if the bus has a stop in front of your house."

Rine said you can contact your local schools to find out where the bus routes are.