school bus safety

Barb Anguiano / WBOI

Public school districts in Allen County launched a campaign Wednesday aimed at improving safety around school buses.

Along with local law enforcement, school officials are reminding drivers of the need to be aware of school buses, unveiling the new motto of “Slow, Stop, and Stay” for drivers. 

The campaign reminds drivers to slow down when yellow lights are flashing; stop when red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended; and stay put until the lights stop flashing and children are out of the way.

Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) says he has a "very strong, philosophical opposition to revenue sharing with private companies out of criminal penalties or criminal fines." (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

House lawmakers have changed a school bus safety bill to eliminate a way for schools to pay for cameras on school bus stop arms.

The legislation comes as a result of an incident that killed three Rochester, Indiana schoolchildren last year.