We pulled together the information below to remind everyone about the proper safety and state laws for buses with stop arms extended and for driving in School Zones.
STOPPING FOR A SCHOOL BUS
This should clear up some questions with how to respond to bus lights and bus stop arms.
If you are unaware, this is a BIG ticket. If found guilty of passing a bus stop arm when required to stop, your license WILL BE suspended. Officers know that when they write the ticket, but they also know the consequences of not writing the ticket could be much worse. Study the content below to keep school children, other traffic and yourself safe around buses.
"The driver is required to stop his or her vehicle before passing the school bus from either direction. An exception is when the driver is on a highway with four or more lanes with at least two lanes of traffic in either direction. If the driver is going in the opposite direction of the bus, they do not have to stop."