The Transportation Department would like parents/families to be aware of the law in regard to passing a school transportation vehicle (bus or van) when their red lights are flashing.
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90, Section 14 prohibits passing a vehicle that has a sign bearing the words “SCHOOL BUS” while their red lights are activated, and it applies to both types of vehicles. It also applies whether the vehicle is on the road or school yards. The law carries specific fines for first and subsequent offenses. The safety of our students is our top priority. We ask that you be aware of the red flashing lights at all times and help us to keep our students safe.
If you have any questions, never hesitate to call the Transportation Office at 413-267-4150 ext. 413 or 414.