Check out the RULES for these various situations:
A driver approaching FROM ANY DIRECTION must stop and remain stopped until all children are clear of the highway and the bus is put in motion.
Undivided Highways or Streets:
All motorists must stop, EVEN IN THE CENTER TURNING LANE, and remain stopped until all children are clear of the highway and the bus is put in motion.
Divided Highways or Streets:
Motorists traveling in any of the lanes going in the same direction as the school bus, MUST STOP. Motorists on the highway on the other side of the physical barrier or unpaved area are not required to stop.
Even when Safety Devices are NOT working:
MOTORISTS ARE REQUIRED TO STOP, when a school bus is loading or unloading children even if the school traffic safety devices are NOT functioning properly.
There are legal penalties for not stopping. Penalties can include:
There is nothing more important than the safety of our children!
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Lea Ann Deyarmin
September 26, 2011