Painted lines or pavement markings are not considered barriers. Many school buses activate amber flashing lights well in advance of the stop to warn other drivers. The operator of a motor vehicle on a highway providing two or more lanes in each direction shall stop when he approaches a school bus traveling in the same direction when the school bus is stopped and its red signal lights are flashing.
Learn more in the Louisiana driver’s guide. You must stop and remain stopped until: When the yellow lights on the front and back of the bus are flashing the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Do not go until they have completely left the roadway. Flashing amber lights warn traffic that the bus is about to stop on the road to load or unload children. School bus drivers believing a motorist has unlawfully passed the stopped bus will, if possible, report the license plate number to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the area where the alleged violation occurred. It is against the law to pass on the right side of a school bus while it is displaying red or yellow flashing lights. You do not have to stop if you are traveling in the opposite direction on a roadway with a median or barrier dividing the road and the bus is on the opposite side of the median or barrier. You do not have to stop when the bus is stopped in a loading zone completely off the roadway and where the pedestrians are not allowed to cross the roadway. Let’s give our children a “brake.” Every child is a human caution sign and as unpredictable as Montana’s weather. topping is required in the following situation: the driver motions for you to proceed, OR. School pupil transport vehicles, like vans, station wagons, or family sedans, have flashing red lights and SCHOOL BUS signs on top. Learn more in the Missouri driver guide here. When on a four-lane or multi-lane highway, traffic behind a stopped bus is required to stop. A conditional license may be issued following a suspension for a second offense after serving a minimum period of suspension without driving authority of three months. You must stop for stopped school buses with flashing red lights and an extended stop sign when you approach from any direction on a highway, private road or school driveway. Drivers may not obstruct, hinder, or interfere with a school bus driver or individuals providing public transportation. When approaching a school bus that is picking up or dropping off passengers, you must come to a complete stop before reaching the bus, regardless of your direction of travel.
This is my 1st school bus violation so I’m very anxious. Drivers meeting a stopped school bus on this type of road would be required to stop in both directions. The law enforcement agency will attempt to determine the identity of the driver, and if the identity is established, the reporting of the license plate number by the school bus driver establishes probable cause upon which to issue a citation. After the school bus red lights have stopped flashing, watch for children along the side of the road and do not proceed until they have completely left the roadway. You must remain stopped as long as the red lights flash or the stop arm is out.
The bus is a warning that children are in the area and may suddenly run into the road.
If you approach a bus with flashing red lights and/or showing a red “STOP” sign, it means that children are getting on or off the bus and you must stop.
However, I’m still concern, because on the violation they sent me there are pictures of the stop sign with the red light is slowly pull out when I passed by (about 2.5 second according from the violation paper). The bus driver will flash lights on the front and rear of the bus. Violations carry severe penalties. When driving past a school, slow down and watch for children DAY and NIGHT.
A conditional license may be issued following a suspension for a third or further subsequent offense after serving a minimum period of suspension without driving authority of six months. April 30, 2013
The law requires you remain stopped as long as the red lights are flashing (CVC §22454).
The only exception to this is where you are approaching the bus from the opposite direction on a road with at least two lanes in each direction.