Indiana AG says extended stop arms are OK for school buses

Indiana's attorney general says the state's school districts are free to use extended stop arms to prevent other vehicles from passing school buses.

Posted: Jul 8, 2019 3:13 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general says the state's school districts are free to use extended stop arms to prevent other vehicles from passing school buses.

Curtis Hill says in an official opinion that no federal or state laws prohibit the use of extended stop arms on school buses.

Such opinions don't have the force of law but are generally respected by courts.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Hill's opinion says a state board that sets safety standards for Indiana's school buses can authorize the use of extra-long stop arms that extend into oncoming traffic.

Extended stop arms are already in use in other states.

Three siblings were struck and killed last October in northern Indiana by a pickup truck while boarding a bus that had stopped and lowered its stop arm.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 48°
Kokomo
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 39°
Rensselaer
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 41°
Fowler
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 41°
Williamsport
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 44°
Crawfordsville
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 40°
Frankfort
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 39°
Delphi
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 44°
Monticello
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 44°
Logansport
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 37°
Warming Up This Weekend
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events