Those yellow buses are back on the roads for our morning and afternoon commutes and the State Patrol Law of the month highlights school bus, pedestrian and bicyclist laws.
As students across Wisconsin head back to school, motorists are being reminded to keep a sharp eye out for students, school buses and crossing guards. Just a reminder that law requires drivers to stop at least 20 feet from a stopped school bus that has its red warning lights flashing.
All Wisconsin school buses built on or after January 1, 2005, must now be fitted with amber lights. When flashing, the amber lights mean drivers should slow down because the red flashing lights will soon be activated and the bus is about to stop. Drivers can carefully pass a school bus with amber lights activated, but should do so cautiously.