Breaking down school bus laws in Indiana

Published: Oct. 31, 2018 at 8:48 AM EDT
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Police and several school districts want to remind you about school bus safety after three siblings were struck and killed by a pick-up while boarding a bus

in Fulton County.

State law requires drivers to stop when a bus is picking up or dropping off children. If a bus has its stop arm extended and red flights flashing, drivers are required to stop, according to the Indiana State Police's

This applies to all roads unless there is a physical barrier or media. When it comes to a divided highway, only vehicles going in the same direction are required to stop.

If you drive in rural areas, make sure you're extra aware of your surroundings. Also, be aware of pedestrians -- particularly around bus stops and schools.