Don’t forget, that as a bicyclist you have the same rights and responsibilities as the driver of a vehicle; you must STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES when the stop sign/alternately flashing lights are in use…
Let’s all take extra care around school buses and schools, including obeying speed limits at school crossings.
I am the Safety Coordinator for Amphi Transportation Dept and we have very difficult time with cyclists running our stop arms when we are stopped picking up and dropping off students. Our District is spread over Tucson, Pima County and Oro Valley. And already since school started we have had Oro Valley PD following our buses because the cyclists refuse to stop when we put our stop arms out and we have a several incidents where the cyclists have come up on the right side of the bus and if not for quick action by our driver to stop the students there could have been a serious accident.
The cycling community asks motorists to be aware of them and follow all road rules to keep them safe. Then I as a motorist, who also drives children to school, ask that they do the same.
A bus with flashing lights and a stop arm extended means you stop, two, four even 18 wheelers.
I thank you in advance for anything you might be able to do to being a solution to what we already know is a deadly problem.
Amphitheater School District