brg_admin | Aug 1, 2019 | 0
School Bus Refresher: When You Need to Stop
Traffic – where to stop for school busses. You see a school bus with flashing amber and then red lights. You got this, but then doubt sets in, so you brake, speed up, slow down, and just go! Let us smooth your morning decision making a bit.
On a highway with a painted center median, turn lanes, or two double lines separating the directions of travel, all lanes must stop.
On a divided highway (two separate roads separated by a green space, trees, or any unpaved median) the lanes traveling in the same direction as the bus must stop.
2012-2013 Oregon Driver Manual. Amber lights are like yellow traffic lights that tell you a red light is imminent – assess your safest response depending on whether you are behind or beside the bus. The red lights mean stop (period).
We could tell you the fine for not stopping for a school bus, but the point is really to keep everyone safe – isn’t that enough?