Southborough Police Warning: Stop For School Buses

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SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Responding to several complaints from residents, Southborough police are reminding drivers that they must bring their vehicles to a stop when a school bus has its stop sign out and red lights flashing.

"A child may be approaching the bus from the same or opposite side of the road," police wrote on their Facebook page.

According to Massachusetts General Law, failure to stop for a school bus is punishable by a fine of not less than $250. A second offense is punishable by a fine of not less than $500.

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I was informed this morning that my son's bus driver was instructed to no longer wait for the children to buckle their seat belts. The bus is for K-2 students. Normally he would not move until the children were buckled and gave a thumbs-up sign. After following a young woman this morning that was texting and swerving all over the road, and having seen a teenager drive around a stopped school bus, I am quite thrilled by this latest piece of information. Happy Thanksgiving!