The school year in Virginia has just begun, and that means that school buses will be back out on the road.
Do YOU know the rules for driving and stopping around school buses?
- When you see a school bus stopped with flashing red lights and an extended stop sign on the side of the bus, you must stop your vehicle from any direction, if you are on a highway, private road or school road. You must stay stopped until the area is clear, and the bus is moving again.
- If a bus is loading or letting off passengers and the signals are not on, you still must stop.
- If you are driving on a road in the opposite direction with a road that has a median or a barrier, and the bus is on the other side, then you do not have to stop.
Make sure to follow the rules of the road and be safe this school year.