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Authorities share school bus safety laws

Posted: 7:47 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 22:47:47-04

Across the country, a few serious school bus crashes are under investigation and Las Vegas police are reminding the local community of the laws in place. 

These recent crashes include one in Florida where 7 people were hit by a speeding driver while waiting for the bus on Thursday with 2 children suffering serious injuries.

Another one happened in Mississippi on Wednesday where police are investigating a crash that involved a 9-year-old boy hit and killed by a truck.

And back on Tuesday a 9-year-old girl and her 6-year-old twin brother were also hit and killed by a truck in Indiana. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shared the laws surrounding school bus stops.

Once a school bus is stopped and the red light is flashing drivers must stop – always on the same side of the street.

If the road is not divided by a physical barrier traffic on both sides of the road must stop.

Also, if there’s a physical barrier dividing the road drivers traveling the opposite direction can pass safely.