# Often asked: If A School Bus Stops On A Two-way Street What Should The Opposite Lane Do?

## When you see a school bus traveling on the opposite side on a two-lane two way roadway you must stop?

You must stop for a school bus that has its red lights flashing, whether it is the same or the opposite side of a two-lane road. You are not required to stop if the bus is on the opposite side of a road that has three or more marked traffic lanes, or that is divided by a median or physical barrier.

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## When a school bus is stopped on a two-lane or four lane highway and its red warning lights are flashing and its stop signal arm is extended you must?

Yes, it is illegal and a traffic violation to pass a stopped school bus on a two-lane roadway when a school bus is flashing its red lights and/or a stop arm is extended. When a stopped school bus is flashing its red lights are, this means that it is taking on or dropping off passengers.

## When a school bus is stopped on a two-lane road with red lights flashing a motorist must stop how many feet away?

When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended, you must stop your vehicle at least 20 feet from the bus. Oncoming traffic and motorists approaching the bus from behind may not move until the stop arm is retracted and the red lights are no longer flashing.

## Which traffic is required to stop if a school bus makes a passenger stop in the far right lane on a five lane street?

Which traffic is required to stop if a school bus makes a passenger stop in the far right lane on a five-lane street? Lanes going in the same direction as the school bus.

## What does it mean when a school bus is stopped and its red lights flashing?

FLASHING RED LIGHTS ON SCHOOL BUSES MEANS OTHER VEHICLES MUST STOP. A school bus stops to drop off children. These flashing lights mean the bus is picking up or discharging students and you need to STOP even on divided and multi-lane highways.

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You must stop at least thirty feet from a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children. This is required by law whether you are meeting the bus or traveling behind it.

## What is the minimum amount of following time needed to create an open front zone?

A three to four second following distance is the minimum you should allow between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you. This will provide you time to stop quickly if it is safe to do so. If it is not safe to stop, you will have time to steer into an identified open path of travel.

## What is the first thing a driver should do after deciding to turn?

First you will need to stop at the stop line, make sure that you do not interfere with pedestrians, bicyclists, or vehicles moving on their green light, and make a turn. If a street has a left turn lane, you must use it when you turn left.

## What is the three second rule?

Basically, you should always allow three full seconds between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. If you find that you’ve passed the marker point before you finish counting the three seconds, you are following the other vehicle too closely. This simple rule works no matter what speed you’re traveling at.

## What should a driver do when he she gets to a speed bump?

The best and most comfortable way to go over a speed bump is to accelerate moderately or avoid braking when going over the bump. When you brake, the front end of your vehicle is lowered while accelerating lifts it. Slow down, release the brake before the bump, once you reach the top of the bump, accelerate.

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## Is it true that coffee can neutralize the effect of alcohol?

Caffeine has no effect on the metabolism of alcohol by the liver and thus does not reduce breath or blood alcohol concentrations (it does not “sober you up”) or reduce impairment due to alcohol consumption.

## Are slow drivers a serious traffic hazard?

Traffic officials consider driving too slowly a traffic hazard, and it can place you and others at risk of injury on the road. While slow drivers may not run quite as high a risk of collision as individuals who speed, their actions may inadvertently lead to accidents.

## Can a heavier person eliminate alcohol faster?

A heavier person can eliminate alcohol faster than a lighter person. No, only the liver can eliminate alcohol.