The Southborough Police Department posted the following reminder on its Facebook page recently:
Over the past couple of weeks, we have received several complaints of vehicles passing school buses while their flashing red lights are on, and the “STOP” sign is out. A reminder to our residents and commuters: You must bring your vehicle to a complete stop when the bus has its “STOP” sign out & red lights flashing. A child may be approaching the bus from the same, or opposite side of the road. If you see flashing yellow lights on an approaching school bus; please slow down and come to a complete stop.
Failure to stop for a school bus is a violation of Mass General Law Chap. 90, Section 14A, and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $250. A second offense shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500.
Thank you for your attention to this, and please drive safely!
(Photo posted to Flickr by waitscm)