Billboards promote stopping for school buses

West Noble School Corporation is putting up 13 billboards across Noble County reminding people to slow down and use caution around bus stops.

Posted: Jan 22, 2019 10:11 PM

LIGONIER, Ind. (WFFT) - Schools across Indiana are working to make the ride to and from school safer for students.

That means finding new ways to remind people they need to stop for school buses when the stop arm is out.

West Noble School Corporation is putting up 13 billboards across Noble County reminding people to slow down and use caution around bus stops.

"If just one family or on student is saved by it, then I think it's done it's job," said West Noble transportation director Jim Best. "We just thought people passing through Noble County, Noble County residents, will see these billboards might help them understand what the process is."

He feels the billboards are a different solutions because it focuses on education instead of placing blame.

"I really don't believe that is that many people who are out there thinking I'm in a hurry to get to work. I'm going to pass school buses," Best said.

That's why he doesn't think people should be sent to jail for passing a school bus, like many lawmakers are proposing.

"We need something on the drivers test and when someone goes to renew their driver's license," Best said.

He added West Noble drivers report about three or four stop arm violations a week.

The Community Foundation of Noble County is paying for the billboards.

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