- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)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?