A reader sent Valley News an email late last week noting that she had seen a number of vehicles not yielding to or stopping for school buses.
We reached out to Grain Valley Schools, and Transportation Director Shawn Brady said they have not seen an uptick in cars violating the stop arm, with the exception of one car on the south side of the district.
Brady indicated the School Resource Officer at the south campus is investigating the issue and hopes to have this addressed very soon.
Brady asks drivers to obey all traffic laws to help ensure the safe travels of students to and from school. This includes following the laws regarding school buses and crosswalks and that pedestrians have the right of way.
Chapter 304 of the Missouri Revised Statutes outlines that when approaching a stopped school bus from either direction, the driver of the approaching vehicle is required to stop before reaching the bus if the bus has engaged its signaling devices.