It is National School Bus week in the US, which makes it the perfect time for a safety lesson.
In case you can’t read the graphic below the law is as follows:
Stop for a school bus when traveling:
- On a two-lane road, all lanes must stop if a school bus has the stop arm out. 🛑
- On a mulit-lane, one-way street, all lanes must stop if a school bus has the stop arm out. 🛑
- On a four-lane road, if a school bus has the stop arm out, all lanes heading the direction of the bus must stop. 🛑
As a preschool bus driver, I have people illegally pass my bus EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Is the bus invisible to other traffic? NO!
Is the coffee date that you are racing to worth taking the life of a small child? NO!
Are the other motorists just so self-important that the safety of others does not matter. APPARENTLY!
Honestly, I don’t understand how people can miss a big federal-school-bus-yellow vehicle with flashing red/yellow lights and a strobe on the top.
I’ll get off my soapbox now.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our children safe.