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Bus Safety

 

 

School Bus Safety

 


 

Bus Safety    Stop for Flashing Red Lights!

State law requires every driver to stop when meeting or overtaking, from either direction, a stopped school bus with flashing red lights. The driver shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or the flashing red lights are no longer activated. When meeting a school bus with activated flashing red lights you may pass, only if there is a physical barrier or separate roadways between your vehicle and the school bus.  A picture is provided for to better understand the law.  (Taken from drive-safely.net/author Mike Rogers). If a person does pass a school bus with flashing red lights, they face a fine of $420.  If caught again within one year, they may have to make a mandatory appearance in court and face a penalty up to $1000. 

 


 

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Wyoming State Statute 31‑5‑507.  Meeting or passing stopped school bus; markings and visual signals.

(a)  The driver of a vehicle upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any stopped school bus shall stop before reaching the school bus when there is in operation on the school bus the flashing red lights as specified in W.S. 31‑5‑929 and the driver shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or the flashing red lights are no longer actuated.