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PENNSYLVANIA’S SCHOOL BUS STOPPING LAW

 

 

When you meet or overtake a stopped school bus with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.

 

When you approach an intersection where a stopped school bus with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.

 

You MUST STOP at least ten (10) feet away from the school bus.

 

You MUST WAIT until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm has been withdrawn before moving.

 

DO NOT MOVE until all of the children have reached a place of safety.

 

You MUST STOP on roadways with painted lines.

 

You MUST STOP on roadways with singing divisors.

 

Drivers do not have to stop on a highway with clearly defined dividing sections or physical barriers providing separate roadways. Physical barriers include concrete median barriers, metal median barriers, etc. Clearly indicated dividing sections include concrete mountable curbs, trees or shrubs, rocks or boulders, a stream, grass, etc. This only applies when the school bus is on the opposite side of the road.

 

IF IN DOUBT, STOP!

 

PENALTIES

 

If you are convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law, you will receive all of the following penalties:

 

  • 60-day driver’s license suspension
  • Five (5) points on your driving record
  • And a $250.00 fine

 

 

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