Oct. 22-26 is National School Bus Safety Week



The Fountain Valley Police Department reminds drivers that Oct. 22-26 is National School Bus Safety Week, which serves as a reminder to drivers about the importance of making sure children taking the bus are getting to and from school safely.The Fountain Valley Police Department reminds drivers that Oct. 22-26 is National School Bus Safety Week, which serves as a reminder to drivers about the importance of making sure children taking the bus are getting to and from school safely.

California law requires drivers in both directions to stop whenever a school bus has activated its flashing red lights and stop signal arm. Drivers must stay stopped until the flashing red lights are turned off. Flashing yellow lights means drivers should slow down and prepare to stop.

“Passing a school bus with flashing red lights is not only dangerous, but also illegal,” said Sgt. Mike Parsons. “For the safety of children and bus drivers, we are urging the public to be aware of school buses and to ‘stop on red.’”


If the school bus is on the other side of a divided road or road with two or more lanes in each direction, drivers do not need to stop.


During National School Bus Safety Week, FVPD will be cracking down on vehicles that illegally pass school buses, Parsons said.

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