Washington – A new school year will be soon starting and many of our children will be riding the busses to and from school. The Washington State Patrol (WSP) would like you to take a few minutes to refresh your knowledge on how to drive safely around school busses as they are picking up and dropping off our children.


The WSP has posted a video discussing rules of the road and driving safety around the school busses; when you have to stop and when may proceed. The School Bus Stop Rules video is posted at http://www.youtube.com/wspgovandmedia.

The law states the $394 fine for failure to stop for a school bus cannot be reduced, suspended, or waived. If you get a ticket for failure to stop for a school bus you will pay the full amount.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to practice safe driving, especially when children are present.

For more information about driver safety and other WSP informational videos, please visit the Hot Topics section on our Web site at www.wsp.wa.gov.