If you fail to stop for a school bus with
RED LIGHTS FLASHING & STOP ARM EXTENDED
the fine is $326.00. A school bus driver activates the PRE-WARNING amber signals at least 100* feet before stopping. When the amber lights flash, you should immediately prepare to stop your vehicle.
*If the speed limit is more than 35 MPH, the driver the driver must give 300 feet of warning.
YOU MUST STOP for a school bus when the red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended; this means that children are getting on and off the bus. Stop at lease 20 feet from the bus and remain stopped until the lights are turned off. Always exercise caution when approaching a stopped school bus. When the hazard warning lights are flashing it is not required to stop but proceed with caution because students may be getting on or off the bus. CAUTION: The majority of children injured or killed in pupil transportation are not injured or killed on the bus, but OUTSIDE the bus. Most are struck by motorists who fail to stop for the flashing red lights and extended stop arm. This area around the stopped school bus is often referred to as the "DEATH ZONE."