Bus safety

Stop for Buses
Posted on 01/23/2014

Standard School Bus Stop - "IT's THE LAW":
Motorists coming to a school bus from either direction must stop when the bus displays flashing red warning lights and extends the stops signal arm. These signals show that children are getting on or off the school bus.

  1. Vehicles may not pass until the flashing red lights and signals are turned off.
  2. Drivers traveling in the same direction as the bus are always required to stop.
  3. Drivers moving in the opposite direction on a two-lane or two-lane (with center turn lane) are required to stop.
  4. Never pass on the right side of the bus, where children enter or exit. This is illegal and can have tragic results.

Violation of these laws can result in a citation and fine. School bus drivers can report stop violations for prosecution.