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State Police remind public of school bus safety


With schools opening throughout the region, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M in Bethlehem would like to remind the public that troopers will be vigilant for any school bus violations that occur in the area.
Yellow flashing lights on the bus indicate the bus is getting ready to stop and load or unload. Slow down and get ready to stop.
Red flashing lights and a stop signal arm indicate that the bus has stopped and that children are getting on or off. You must stop your vehicle at least 10 feet before reaching the school bus. You may not proceed until the flashing red signal lights are no long activated.

Penalties for speeding in school zones are enhanced.
Motorists who violate Title 75, Section 3345 “Meeting or Overtaking School Bus,” upon conviction, will be fined $250 and receive a 60-day driver’s license suspension and assessment of five points on their operator’s driving record.