BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — As the 2022-2023 school year sets to begin for East Baton Rouge Parish, DOTD has created a diagram for School Bus Safety Week.

When should drivers stop for school buses?

It is required by state law that vehicles must stop at least 30 feet behind the bus when loading and unloading. School buses come equipped with warning flash signals to alert drivers around them that the vehicle is preparing to stop.

Below is a graphic for stopping for school buses.

Courtesy of DOTD

This diagram was created to ensure the safety of students, as well as drivers.

East Baton Rouge Parish begins school Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.