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To the citizens of Logan, Mason and Menard counties:
next couple of weeks, the youth of our communities will be returning
to school. To help keep these children safe, it is our
responsibility to know and adhere to the vehicle laws of Illinois.
As a reminder, please remember that
when you meet or follow a school bus, Illinois law requires the
stop whenever the stop-signal arm on a school bus is extended
and the eight-lamp flashing signal system is in operation, with
the red lamps flashing.
roadways, all traffic must stop.
When a highway has at least four lanes
of traffic and at least two of these lanes are traveling in a
direction opposite from the bus, only motorists traveling in the
same direction as the school bus must stop.
In addition, drivers must be aware of children crossing streets.
In some cases, crossing guards regulate traffic patterns and speed.
Illinois law provides that an individual who fails or refuses to
comply with a lawful order of a crossing guard may be fined up to
$150. However, crossing guards are not always present. Please slow
down and be aware that a child may suddenly appear in the road.
Thank you for practicing safe driving habits to help ensure a
safe school year for the children of our region!
Regional Superintendent of Schools
Logan, Mason and Menard counties
August 16, 2008]
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