Photo of the Day: Stop for school buses with flashing lights

This is one of three different billboards that went up around the county this week promoting highway and child safety. (WYDOT)

This is one of three different billboards that went up around the county this week promoting highway and child safety. (WYDOT)

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation this month placed billboard messages around Fremont County and the Wind River Indian Reservation promoting seat belt and child restraints usage and reminding motorists to stop for school buses with flashing lights.

The program is supported by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes, Wind River and Wyoming Indian high schools, and WYDOT. The safety billboards are funded through a Federal Highway Safety Grant obtained by WYDOT. This is the third year of the program.

Fremont County law enforcement agencies are still receiving complaints that some drivers are failing to yield for school buses. A Crowheart child was killed in December of 2011 when struck by a passing vehicle.

5 Comments

  1. Georgia Woolett-Roy

    This is not a law in Wyoming? It is in our state to a tune of a very high fine.

  2. County 10 News Desk

    Yes, it is a law. People have been violating it.

  3. Cody Beers

    It is the law in Wyoming!

  4. Georgia Woolett-Roy

    Guess I'm failing to see why big billboards to promote a law that would be taught in driver's ed, or study book. It is a good idea, the billboards, but it should be a given. I'm trying to find a case around here (WA) and just haven"t found one that's happened so would have to go back awhile.

  5. Cody Beers

    This is about saving lives! And raising awareness!

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