With students heading back to school, it's always a good idea to remind yourself when you should be stopping for school buses.

For the protection of children getting dropped off of school buses, the State Police and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development are reminding you of the various conditions on when to stop.

The different variations include two, three, and four lane highways, as well as divided highways with, and without a median.

Here's the chart they provided. [Click the picture to make it bigger]

Louisiana State Police/DOTD

Two Lanes:

Vehicles traveling in each direction are required to stop when the bus's red lights are flashing.

Three Lanes:

When the highway has a center turning lane with one travel lane on each side, vehicles traveling in each direction are required to stop when the bus's red lights are flashing.

Four Lanes:

Vehicles traveling in each direction are required to stop when the bus's red lights are flashing.

Divided Highways With Grass Median Or Other Physical Barrier:

When the highway has a grass median or other physical barriers, only traffic moving in the same direction as the bus is required to stop when the bus's red lights are flashing. Oncoming traffic should proceed with caution.

Divided Highways With Center Turning Lane:

When the highway has a center turning lane with two travel lanes on each side, only traffic moving in the same direction as the bus is required to stop when the bus's red lights are flashing. Oncoming traffic should proceed with caution.