Students back in school brings back driving laws near campuses

Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 8:18 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - With students back in school, the laws of the roads are changing a bit, especially around school buildings where school zones are back in affect. The slower speed limits must be followed anytime a child is around that area.

“Remember that those kids are on bicycles and on sidewalks and have to cross the street,” GIPD Captain Jim Duering said. “So slow down in school areas and residential areas. Make sure you’re looking out for little ones to come out in the street in front of you.”

Another law often forgotten over the summer months is that drivers must stop when a school bus does.

“If there’s no medium, you have to stop regardless of which direction you are going,” Captain Duering said. “If it’s a divided highway or there’s an actual grass divider or a cement divider, you don’t have to stop if you’re going the opposite direction. However, the buses stop to pick up kids. Any time kids are present if you see flashing lights on a school bus, just slow down.”

Police will give school areas extra attention during the school year to make sure everyone is following all of the laws.

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