Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - With the school year approaching- the State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be alert for stopped school buses that will soon be on the road every weekday.

Motorists should remember to stop at least ten feet back when approaching a bus from either side while it displays flashing lights and an extended arm.

The Patrol reminds motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time for these school bus stops.

Exercise patience and never pass a stopped school bus.