The Ballston Spa Central School District reminds area drivers to be aware of school buses and to adhere to the state laws to stop when the bus lights are flashing red. Please remember that when a school bus has its red lights on, it is illegal to pass it from either direction, even on a divided highway. The district’s transportation staff reports that drivers have not stopped on a number of occasions recently while students were being transported to/from school, including on Route 9 in Malta.
Currently, the district is piloting a new stop sign arm system on buses. The new signs are brighter than past models in hopes of reminding drivers to follow state safety laws and to avoid a tragedy that all too often results from not doing so.