As another school year gets underway, drivers are asked to watch for buses and students. 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.
The State Patrols September Law of the Month details state laws designed to protect students as they head to and from school activities. Many Wisconsin school buses are now fitted with amber lights. When flashing, the amber lights tell drivers to 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.