With School Underway, Watch Out for School Buses

As classes within the Rabun County School system have begun and are nearing the conclusion of week two, the Clayton Police Department reminds all drivers to watch out for school buses.

The police department is participating in the “Stop Means Stop” campaign, an attempt to make sure that motorists follow the laws regarding school buses.

Assistant Police Chief Andy Strait outlined what those laws are.

“Anytime that there is a stopped school bus with red lights flashing and the stop sign indicator extended, all vehicles must stop for that school bus regardless of their direction of travel,” said Strait. “That even goes for our main highway (Highway 441).”

Officers from the Clayton Police Department have been following the school buses this week to ensure that all motorists are stopping as the law prescribes.  Strait said the officers had 100% compliance with the law on Tuesday.

The campaign continues through Friday.