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
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flashing and the stop arm has been withdrawn before moving.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
IF IN DOUBT, STOP!
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