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Bedford, New Hampshire Police Department
Monday August 26th, 2019 :: 04:00 p.m. EDT


Motorists are reminded to STOP for school buses when students are being picked up or dropped off.

The Bedford Police Department wants to remind motorists of the law regarding stopping for a school bus.

When a bus stops, EVERYONE, - ALL 4 Lanes, -BOTH directions, NEEDS TO STOP. Pay attention and stop!  Children's lives are at stake!

Remember, if the bus stops, the students could potentially be crossing all four lanes to get to their destination. This also goes for any school bus that is in the process of discharging or picking up students on any Bedford Road. Its the law and Bedford Police will be out enforcing this in the morning and afternoons. 

NH RSA 265:54: "The driver of a vehicle upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children shall STOP his or her vehicle BEFORE reaching such school bus at least 25 feet away from such school bus.  The driver of a vehicle upon a divided highway with separate roadways need not stop when meeting or passing a school bus which is traveling in the opposite direction on the other half of the divided highway or when upon a controlled access highway a school bus is stopped in a loading zone, which is part of or adjacent to such highway and pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway."

Help keep an eye on Bedford, "See Something, Say Something."

Bedford, New Hampshire Police Department
55 Constitution Dr
Bedford, NH 03110

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 603-472-5113

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