Sharing the Road Safely with School Buses and Children
All 50 states have a law making it illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
School buses use yellow flashing lights to alert motorists that they are preparing to stop or load or unload children.
Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign arm signals to motorists that the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off the bus.
The area 10 feet around a school bus is where children are in the most danger of being hit. Stop your car far enough from the bus to allow children the necessary space to safely enter and exit the bus.
Be alert. Children are unpredictable.