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With school back in session, be aware of bus safety rules

Posted 9/6/18

School is back in session, which means children are riding school buses again.

What should drivers do when driving behind buses? According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, drivers …

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With school back in session, be aware of bus safety rules

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School is back in session, which means children are riding school buses again.

What should drivers do when driving behind buses? According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, drivers should stop at least 10 feet away from buses when its red lights are flashing and its stop sign is out, and drivers should remain stopped until the red lights stopped flashing, the stop sign is pulled in and children are safe.

Drivers should stop when they are driving behind a bus, toward a bus and toward an intersection where the bus is stopped. However, drivers do not have to stop if there is a barrier between the lanes — such as a grass median, guide rail or concrete median — and the bus is in the opposite lane.

If a driver is convicted of violating the bus stopping law, they could face a $250 fine, five points on their driving record and a 60-day license suspension.