This week is National School Bus Safety Week, so the Hendry County Sheriff's Office is reminding motorists of the rules of the road regarding school buses.
Drivers moving in either direction on a two-way street — or on a highway divided by a paved median — must stop for a school bus displaying a stop signal. They must remain stopped until the road is clear of children and the school bus stop arm is withdrawn.
Drivers approaching an oncoming school bus don't have to stop if there is a raised barrier such as a concrete divider or at least five feet of unpaved space between the lanes of traffic. But in such situations, drivers moving opposite of the bus should slow down and watch for students getting on or off the bus.