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School Bus Stop Law

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OVERTAKING A SCHOOL BUS WITH RED LIGHTS ACTIVATED

Drivers approaching a school bus from the rear may not pass the school bus when red signal lights are flashing and shall bring their vehicles to a complete stop before reaching the school bus when it is stopped. The vehicles shall remain stopped until the stop sign is retracted, the flashing red lights are discontinued and the school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by the driver to proceed.

MEETING A SCHOOL BUS

Drivers approaching a school bus on which the yellow/amber warning signal lights are flashing shall reduce the speed of their vehicles and shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop when school bus stops, red lights flash, and stop sign is extended. The vehicles shall remain stopped until stop sign is retracted and the red lights are discontinued after which they may proceed with due caution.

Driver upon a highway with separated roadways providing two or more lanes in each direction need not stop when approaching a school bus which is

headed in the opposite direction even though the bus is stopped and the stop arm is extended and the red flashing lights are activated.

 

BOTH VEHICLES MUST STOP