School Bus Stopping Law

School Bus Stopping Law

PA 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 school bus is stopped 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  • You MUST WAIT until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm has been withdrawn before moving.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 the children have reached a place of safety.
KNOW YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
  •  1.5 million children are transported on Pennsylvania roads each day. 
  • These children are transported more than 400 million miles to school each year. 
  • Every year children are needlessly injured or killed by drivers passing stopped school buses. 
 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
  • $250 Fine 
 Annually, over 1,000 motorists do not obey the School Bus Stopping Law.
 
Resources
 
Click the links below for more detail and illustrations of your responsibilities: 
 
 
 
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