Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.

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Everyone has a responsibility to ensure students arrive to and from school safely. This includes being mindful of student safety when approaching school buses. 

Through the Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign, the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation, and Arkansas School Bus Mechanics Association remind educators, parents, school bus drivers, and community leaders to obey all traffic laws whenever they are near a school bus. It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus whenever its red lights are flashing, as students are present. The fines, penalties and punishment for anyone found guilty of illegally passing a stopped school bus were increased dramatically by Act 2128 of 2005, also known as Isaac’s Law. 

Help keep our students safe! Remember: Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.

Get Involved!

Share why school bus safety is important. Post videos or pictures promoting school bus safety and the Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. campaign on social media. Use the hashtag #2019FlashingRed. If the video or picture is posted on other sites, please send a link to for possible sharing.  

Campaign Resources:

Flashing Red. Kids Ahead Playlist on YouTube

Please watch and share the Flashing Red. Kids Ahead videos on ADE's YouTube channel.


For more information, please contact:

Kimberly Mundell, Director of Communications
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Communications
Four Capitol Mall, Room 305-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-683-4788

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