February 08, 2012

Just a bit of driving information for y'all

When you're driving on a four-lane road -- y'know, two lanes in each direction -- the two lanes approaching a school bus DO NOT HAVE TO STOP for the bus's flashing red lights. Repeat: DO NOT. In the last week I have seen (no joke) five instances where traffic in both directions stopped in such a situation. In one of those, a car beeped its horn at me because I actually followed the rules of the road and kept moving (I was going in the opposite direction of the bus).

And just in case you think I'm full of doo-doo, check it:

(d)(1) Overtaking and passing school bus. -- When a school bus is stopped and displays flashing lamps in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the driver of any vehicle approaching the school bus from the front or from the rear shall stop before passing the bus and remain stopped until such bus begins to move or no longer has the red stop lamps activated. On roadway or roadways with 4 or more lanes, the driver approaching from the front shall not stop.

Thank you very much.

Posted by Hube at February 8, 2012 05:19 PM | TrackBack

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In California you'd stop unless it's a divided road (one with an island in the middle).

And why can't I submit a comment with a Yahoo email address???

Posted by: Darren at February 12, 2012 02:36 PM

Hmm, I don't know, Darren. Maybe the mu.nu server gets a lot of spam with those e-mail addys.

Posted by: Hube at February 12, 2012 04:28 PM