Orland Park Public Newsletter - Summer 2018

28 | SUMMER 2018 | WWW.ORLANDPARK.ORG | PEDESTRIAN AND BUS SAFETY Back to school time is here and with many of the kids in and around Orland Park utilizing bus transportation, it is a good time to remind drivers to follow applicable laws regarding stopping for buses on the roadway. The laws regarding vehicles stopping for school buses can be found in the Illinois Vehicle Code under Sections 5/11-1414, 5/11-1415, 5/12- 803, 5/12-805, and 5/12-807.2. (625 ILCS… 5/11-1414, 5/11-1415, 5/12-803, 5/12-805 and 5/12-807.2) These laws apply to all drivers, including those on school property, who meet or overtake a school bus that is operating all of the appropriate warning signals indicating that pupils are exiting or boarding the school bus and may be crossing the roadway. • When a school bus is traveling on a two-lane roadway and is stopped to pick up or drop off pupils, the vehicles in all lanes of traffic must stop. Vehicles should stop at least 20 feet before reaching the school bus to allow pupils to cross the roadway safely. • When a school bus is traveling on a four-lane roadway with at least two lanes of traffic traveling in the opposite direction, only those lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction as the school bus must stop. Pupils shall not be required to cross four or more lanes of traffic to reach their residence. • When a school bus is traveling on a one-way roadway and is stopped to pick up or drop off pupils, all lanes of traffic must stop, regardless of the number of lanes of traffic. Please follow the laws to ensure the safety of children getting on and off buses. In addition to possibly harming a child, VIOLATING THE LAW CAN LEAD TO CITATION, FINE AND LOSS OF LICENSE. SCHOOL BUS ROAD SAFETY

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