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North Carolina School Bus Stop Law

 

With kids returning to school today, I felt that it is important to discuss the North Carolina School Bus Stop Law.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, School buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school.  The danger for kids exists during loading and unloading at bus stops.  The following is from the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. 

The driver of a vehicle that approaches a school bus from any direction on the same street, highway, or public vehicular area must stop and remain stopped when (1) the bus is displaying its mechanical stop signal or flashing red lights and (2) is stopped for the purpose of allowing passengers to board or leave the bus. G.S. 20-217(a). The driver of the other vehicle may not move, pass, or attempt to pass the school bus until after (1) the mechanical stop signal has been withdrawn, (2) the flashing red stoplights have been turned off, and (3) the bus has started to move.  As the buses hit the roads of Transylvania County, I remind drivers to slow down around schools and obey the School Bus Stop Law

Back To School Safety Series,

North Carolina School Bus Stop Law

 

With kids returning to school today, I felt that it is important to discuss the North Carolina School Bus Stop Law.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, School buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school.  The danger for kids exists during loading and unloading at bus stops.  The following is from the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. 

The driver of a vehicle that approaches a school bus from any direction on the same street, highway, or public vehicular area must stop and remain stopped when (1) the bus is displaying its mechanical stop signal or flashing red lights and (2) is stopped for the purpose of allowing passengers to board or leave the bus. G.S. 20-217(a). The driver of the other vehicle may not move, pass, or attempt to pass the school bus until after (1) the mechanical stop signal has been withdrawn, (2) the flashing red stoplights have been turned off, and (3) the bus has started to move.  As the buses hit the roads of Transylvania County, I remind drivers to slow down around schools and obey the School Bus Stop Law 
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