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Mt. Juliet Police Warn Drivers To Pay Attention To School Buses

Posted: 1:44 AM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 09:07:54-04
Mt. Juliet Police Warn Drivers To Pay Attention To School Buses

The Mt. Juliet Police Department reminded drivers to pay attention when school buses are nearby after a near-mishap on Friday.

Surveillance video captured a driver nearly driving past a school bus that had stopped with its safety arm out, and children walking to their homes.

Mt. Juliet Police said in a Facebook post, the alert bus driver was able to honk the bus horn to get the other driver's attention. 

According to AAA, in the state of Tennessee, the driver of any vehicle is required to stop when a school bus has stopped on a road to either allow students to board or get off of a bus. The driver must stop regardless of what direction they are traveling. The only exception is when a bus stops on a road that that is divided by a median or barrier, a driver headed in the opposite direction of the bus is not required to stop.