FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Many students across northeast Indiana are getting ready to head back to school next week.
Police are reminding you that means school buses will once again be hitting the road.
In Indiana, everyone is required to stop for school buses with it's stop arm out and red lights flashing.
The only exception is if there is a physical barrier between you and the bus.
Police said it just comes down to paying attention.
"Those children have the right to cross the street. If you fail to stop, we potentially have a disaster on our hands. It's just a matter of putting the cell phone down," said Fort Wayne Police Department spokesman Michael Joyner.
On April 24, 2018, 158 people illegally passed Fort Wayne Community Schools' 142 buses.
If you don't stop for a school bus, you can be fined up to $10,000.