School Bus Safety

Due to numerous complaints of violations from School Bus drivers the Springfield Police Department is currently running an enforcement campaign to enforce school bus stop arm violations (tip was originally from October 2003). We cannot emphasize enough how important it is for vehicle drivers to yield to school busses as they pick up and drop off children along the roadways.

All drivers are required to stop if they are following a school bus and the bus stops while displaying the stop arm. Drivers approaching a school bus from the front that is stopped displaying the stop arm are required to stop unless the roadway has four lanes of traffic or more.

Please obey this law as the safety of our children depends on it.