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Drivers and cops remind drivers that red lights on buses mean 'stop'


October 16, 2019

SWEET HOME SCHOOL DISTRICT DRIVERS wear T-shirts emphasizing the need for drivers to stop when the red lights are flashing on school buses.

Leslie Jones and Dick Hamlin wore T-shirts last week to deliver a message to drivers in the Sweet Home area: when a bus' red lights are flashing, that means stop.

They and their colleagues in the Bus Barn say it's a problem.

The start of the school year is when the bus drivers see the biggest problem, said School District Transportation Supervisor Cheryl Hicks, and it can get more common as traffic piles up behind buses.

When the yellows go on, said driver Dick Coffin, it can be like traffic lights, where some drivers think "yellow means speed up."

"There are respectful people that will...

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