School Bus Safety Laws

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

By:Eyewitness News
August 19, 2013

Classes started in Madison, Gadsen, Taylor and Jefferson counties Monday.

With the new school year comes reminders to drivers everywhere - to slow down in school zones and be sure to heed the stop signs on school buses.

A 2013 study shows that more than 85-thousand vehicles nationwide illegally passed stopped school buses on a single day.

12 thousand of those occured in Florida. Each violation could cost drivers 260 dollars in fines.


Below listed are rules and tips for drivers with school buses

* ON A TWO-LANE ROAD: VEHICLES TRAVELING IN BOTH DIRECTIONS MUST STOP.

* ON A MULTI-LANE ROAD: VEHICLES TRAVELING IN BOTH DIRECTIONS MUST STOP.

* ON A DIVIDED HIGHWAY: VEHICLES BEHIND THE BUS MUST STOP. ALSO, VEHICLES TRAVELING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION MUST BE CAUTIOUS


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