What do you do if the bus is stopped and has its red lights flashing?
A school bus has the authority to stop traffic with its flashing red lights and stop arm extended. You must stop. However, there is an exception to this whether or not oncoming traffic also has to stop... if there is a center median, only the side that the bus is on has to stop. No, the center lane is not a center median. For instance, if there's a center median on a north-south road and the bus stops with red lights flashing on the southbound side, the northbound can keep going because the center median separates the northbound from the southbound, the center median guards the kids from entering northbound traffic, which is why the northbound wouldn't have to stop.
If both side red lights are flashing, you stop behind the bus.
When i have stopped for a school bus do not pass until the driver signals you to proceed the red lights stop flashing or?
When approaching a stopped school bus on a two lane road with its red lights flashing you are required by law to stop your vehicle and allow the children to safely cross the street. The exception to this would be on a divided highway where a wide concrete median separates the two directions of traffic, then you only have to stop in the same direction as the bus is stopped.
If you meet from behind, stop far enough to allow children to cross the street in front of you and behind the bus. If you are meeting from the front of the bus, the same applies- stop far enough to allow children to pass in front of you and in front of the bus. YOU MUST NEVER pass a bus that is stopped, with their red stop sign out, and/or has their red lights flashing…
What if its a 2 lane road and a bus is flashing yellow light with a stop sign do i still stop even if i am in the further lane?
If the highway isn't divided by a physical barrier, you're required to stop, regardless of which lane you're in. As for the stop sign, the bus driver isn't supposed to have that stop sign out until the bus is stopped with red lights flashing, and they have ensured that traffic has stopped. However, their error doesn't negate your requirement to stop.
This depends on your state, the fines of which can be as high as $1000 or more. In most states passing a stopped school bus gives you six points on drivers license: next to reckless driving, passing a stopped school bus is the second most serious traffic infraction you can commit. And in many states this is actually a crime for which you could be put in jail.