Drive Safe: Stop for school buses

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – As many students head to classrooms, you may start seeing school buses on your morning route.

Drivers should be aware of their surroundings as kids wait at bus stops and keep an eye out for buses stopped on the side of the road. If a bus driving the opposite direction is stopped and there isn’t a median separating lanes of traffic, you should stop, too.

“We as law enforcement have to protect our kids,” said Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley. “You will get a ticket if you pass a school bus. Law enforcement might not be around, but they have cameras. You are going to get a ticket and you could lose your license for 60 days, so be mindful.

Fayette County is an orange county, so students have not returned to classrooms yet.

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