School Has Begun! Pay Extra Attention To School Buses Picking Up And Dropping Off

School started in Broken Bow last week and Chief Scott would like to remind the public to watch for school busses that are stopped picking up or dropping off children as well as children crossing the street or darting out into the street.

Children are unpredictable and more difficult to see.  Motorists need to slow down and be alert. You might want to plan ahead and give yourself a little extra time to reach your destination.  Chief Scott said, “Our number one concern is the students’ safety!”  Our officers will be patrolling school zones and enforcing traffic laws.  

Reminders of Traffic Laws:

  • Obey speed limits as posted and watch for flashing lights at school crossings.
  • Always give students and any other pedestrians the right-of-way in crosswalks.
  • Never pass a school bus with the stop arm extended.  It has always been illegal to pass a school bus with the stop arm extended, but a Nebraska law that was effective in 2012 increase the penalties.  Failing to stop from either direction for a school bus with the arm extended is now punishable with a maximum fine of $500 and the loss of 3 points on the driver’s license.
Nebraska Dept. Of Transportation