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SCHOOL BUS STOPPING LAW

Know Pennsylvania’s Law


Make It Safer For Our Children!

KNOW YOUR PENNSYLVANIA’S


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STOP STOP

F 1.5 million children are STOPPING LAW


F When you meet or overtake a
transported on Pennsylvania roads
PAINTED LINE
each day.
stopped school bus with red signal
F These children are transported lights flashing and stop arm You MUST STOP on roadways
more than 346 million miles to extended, you MUST STOP. with painted lines.

F When you approach an intersection


school each year.

F Every year children are needlessly where a school bus is stopped with
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LOADING OR UNLOADING
injured or killed by drivers passing red signal lights flashing and stop
stopped school buses. arm extended, you MUST STOP.

F Nationwide, 6 children were killed F You MUST STOP at least ten


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MUST STOP

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MUST STOP
by a vehicle passing a school bus in (10) feet away from the school
school year 2003/2004. bus.

F You MUST WAIT until the red


You MUST STOP at an
intersection, whether it is or is
lights have stopped flashing and not marked with a stop sign.
the stop arm has been withdrawn All traffic MUST stop.
before moving.

F DO NOT MOVE until all the


children have reached a place of LOADING OR

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safety. MUST

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MUST STOP

RIDGED/
GROOVED

You MUST STOP on


roadways with ridged/grooved
divisors.

PUB 97 (6-06)
SCHOOL BUS STOPPING LAW
Know Pennsylvania’s Law
Make It Safer For Our Children!

PENALTIES
SEPARATE
ROADWAYS
Drivers do not have to stop on a
highway with clearly defined dividing
sections or physical barriers providing
If you are convicted of violating
separate roadways. This only applies
when the school bus is on the opposite Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping
side of the road.
Law you will receive all of the
If In Doubt, STOP! following penalties:
LOADING OR
F 60-Day Driver’s License
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PHYSICAL
F Five (5) points on your
BARRIER
driving record
F $250.00 Fine
Physical barriers include concrete median barriers,
metal median barriers, non-mountable curbs, guide
rails, etc.

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The Consequences. . .
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MUST

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MUST NOT Annually over 1,000 motorists do not
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STOP STOP

obey the School Bus Stopping Law.


CLEARLY
INDICATED
DIVIDING SECTION

Clearly indicated dividing sections include


concrete mountable curbs, trees or shrubs, rocks or
boulders, a stream, grass, etc.