Yard signs remind drivers to stop for school buses when kids go back to school

Manchester Community Schools is offering yard signs reminding drivers they are required to stop when school buses have their stop arms out.

Posted: Aug 2, 2019 7:27 PM
Updated: Aug 3, 2019 2:50 PM

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (WFFT) - Manchester Community Schools wants every driver to know they need to stop for school buses.

The district is offering yard signs reminding drivers they are required to stop when school buses have their stop arms out.

"It's always good to have an in your face reminder about how to be safe," said Eris Migliorini, parent.

"This is a good reminder. Sometimes people get complacent, they go about their every day business, they get distracted," said Imogene Knight, Manchester Community Schools transportation director.

On April 23, bus drivers across Indiana counted stop arm violations.

There were more than 2,500 reported to the Indiana Department of Education, none of them were from Manchester Community Schools.

However, Knight said there is still a problem.

"School bus safety is a huge priority and we want and prevent tragedy from happening in the communities," she said.

Tragedy struck nearby Tippecanoe Valley Schools last year when three kids were ran over trying to get on the bus in October.

Don Hurd felt he had to do something, so he came up with the yard signs.

"It really tugged at my heart because I went to the same elementary school these children went too," Hurd said.

"There's a lot traffic in the morning, a lot of people going a lot of different places. I just think it is a good to remind people about safe choices they can make for the kids in our community," said Migliorini.

If you would like to purchase a sign, contact Manchester Community Schools.

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