Exception to the School Bus Law
School will be back in session next month and that means more school buses on the road.
A new law that went into effect in July will be put to use as kids are loaded and unloaded off the buses. The law, known as HB 110, allows an exception to motorists having to stop when the bus is loading or unloading.
HB 110 specifies that on a highway with at least four lanes of travel divided by a median, motorists do not need to stop for a school bus that is stopped on the opposite side. However, police officers urge all drivers to use extra caution whenever they see a school bus. Sergeant Jackie Rhodes with Biloxi PD said, “Just pay attention. School is getting ready to start. School buses are going to be out and about and we need to be aware in the morning when they’re picking up the children for school and be aware in the afternoon when they’re dropping them off. Just pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t get distracted.”
Students start returning to school the first week of August.