Did you know that state law requires drivers to stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended?
Or that motorists traveling behind school buses must stop and not pass the bus?
As part of National School Bus Safety Week, which runs Oct. 21 through Oct. 25 and the state's observance of the 17th annual Operation Safe Stop on Wednesday, Hatboro Police will be out enforcing school bus laws and distributing educational materials, according to Police Chief James Gardner.
Wednesday marks the borough's first year participating in the program, he said adding that extra patrols will be focusing on violations.
"It's really just to bring awareness to school bus safety and the dangers of passing buses with their lights flashing," Gardner said. "We plan on enforcement and education throughout town."
Gardner said police will work with Hatboro-Horsham School District to see if bus drivers have reported particular spots where they are encountering violations and focus attention to those areas first.
Click here to learn more about Operation Safe Stop.