It's well past time to alert drivers to watch for stopped - or stopping - school buses and for children walking to or from school. School has been in session so long, football teams are beginning league play and students are preparing for homecoming dances.
Yet The A-T has received complaints of drivers failing to halt for school buses that have stopped and have red warning lights flashing.
Certainly, with the changes Tiffin?City Schools instituted this year, some drivers are encountering buses along routes and at times they hadn't seen them in the past. And the occasional two-hour delay can have buses on the road at times drivers aren't used to seeing them.
But the vehicles used to transport students are difficult not to notice. They are large. And yellow. Plus, when stopped, they have bright, flashing red lights.
So, area motorists, here is your reminder: On two-lane roads, all traffic must stop for a school bus no matter which direction it's traveling. Traffic must stop at least 10 feet away from the school bus, whether coming from its front or rear.
Please take heed, and when encountering a moving bus, anticipate having to stop for precious cargo being loaded or unloaded. You don't want to see another set of red flashing lights on a vehicle that has been summoned to a tragic incident that easily could have been avoided.