School Bus Stop Law
The Burlington Police Department is committed to protecting life and property within the City of Burlington by maintaining the safe movement of vehicles on City streets. The department seeks to accomplish this through education, enforcement, and by providing emergency assistance to motorists. In efforts to support our commitment to the community, the Burlington Police Department wishes to remind motorists that the 2019-20 traditional school year for Alamance -Burlington Schools has commenced.
The department is urging motorists not to drive distracted and to be mindful of school-aged youth near the roadways at bus stops or on sidewalks. Let's protect our students and slow down, leave earlier to avoid congested roadways, be respectful of other motorists, especially school buses. Buses will be prevalent on roadways during the peak traffic times both before and after school; so know the law as it pertains to the passing of school buses. You can view this helpful School Bus Stop Law Diagram to better understand what to do when you see a stopped school bus.
For Parents of Students Who Walk/ Bike to School:
- Consider meeting with other parents and teaming your child up with other children and having them walk together.
For Students who Walk/ Bike to School:
- Wear bright and/or reflective clothing
For All Drivers:
- If near a school, bus stop, or playground - slow down because it is likely pedestrians will be there.
For Teen Drivers:
- If you are a provisional license holder, you cannot have more than one passenger in your car at a time.