ISP Warns Motorists To Slow Down In School Zones

ISP Warns Motorists To Slow Down In School Zones


Thousands of students will soon be heading back to school and Indiana State Police want to remind all motorists the importance of slowing down and keeping a watchful eye for students.


Troopers also want to remind drivers they are required by law to stop and not pass a school bus when the red lights are flashing and the flashing stop arm is extended. Drivers are not required by law to stop for a school bus when they are approaching from the opposite direction and there is a concrete barrier or grassy median dividing the lanes. Drivers traveling on a multiple lane highway with no concrete barrier or grassy media are required to stop in all directions when a school bus stops to load or unload children.

Indiana State Police encourage the following safety tips:

  • Slow down in all school zones.
  • Follow other vehicles at a safe distance.
  • Don’t be a distracted driver. Stay off your cell phone.
  • Expect brief delays around school areas.
  • Keep a watchful eye for students that are walking to and from school.
  • When approaching a school bus always be prepared to stop.

Disregarding a school bus stop arm is a serious violation and one that school bus drivers are quick to report.Indiana State Police Encourage Motorists To Slow Down In School Zones