- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
Stopping for buses
Every year, as schools open, many motorists seem confused about when to stop or when it's OK to pass if a school bus is loading or unloading passengers. Here's a quick review of the section on school buses from the Missouri Driver Guide:On two-lane streets or roads, whether traffic is two-way or one-way, motorists must stop when the "flashing red lights and the stop signal arm are activated. ... You must remain stopped until the bus moves or the bus driver signals for you to proceed. Proceed with caution."
That's the easy part. What about stopping for school buses on four-lane roads and streets? From the driver guide: "The following are situations when you do not have to stop:
"1. When you are traveling the opposite direction of a school bus on a highway divided by a median where the vehicles traveling one direction are on a totally separate road from the vehicles traveling the opposite direction;
"2. When you are traveling the opposite direction of a school bus on a highway containing four or more lanes of traffic; or
"3. When a school bus is stopped in a loading zone (at a school) where students are not permitted to cross the roadway."
Got it? Ready for a pop quiz?