According to Sergeant Todd Ringle with the Indiana State Police, a driver was cited this morning, for disregarding a school bus stop arm, and this particular roadway can be confusing.

SR62 between Chandler and Boonville is a multiple lane highway without a barrier, which means everyone must stop! For some reason many drivers are confused about this. Violations occur almost daily.

 

Multi-Lane Roadways with NO Barrier between Lanes

INDOT Infographic School Bus

When a school bus stops on a multi-lane roadway without a barrier and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, all motorists MUST stop.

Multi-Lane Roadway with a Grassy and/or Concrete Barrier

When a school bus stops and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, only vehicles behind the bus MUST stop. Vehicles that are approaching from the opposite side are NOT required to stop.

Two-Lane Roadways

If a school bus stops on a two lane road and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, all motorists MUST stop.

Source:[INDOT]