Watching Out For School Buses and Crossing Guards

With school back in session, school buses are once again hitting area roads.

Across the state, 1.4 million children are transported by school buses.

Most school buses have at least a 50 gallon tank, and are generally diesel. They usually get 15 miles per gallon on the highway, and six to 10 miles per gallon in the city.

Passing a stopped school bus, can cost you about $500 in College Station and more than $600 in Bryan.

Here are a few other important reminders:

--When driving in neighborhoods with a school zone, watch out for children
--Slow down near bus stops
--Be on the lookout for kids running into the street
--Make sure you know all of the laws regarding buses

This is also the time of year drivers have to be aware of school children crossing the road.

They only work a couple hours a day, but crossing guards have the all-important job of making sure kids get to and from school safely.

Failing to obey a school crossing guard is a class C misdemeanor and carries a fine of $265.

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