There are two exceptions to this rule. The first is if the bus is on the other side of a divided street, like Miller Ave. In that case, the cars on the opposite side of the median do not need to stop. However, both lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction as the bus are required to stop. This is because children often act erratically and might run out into the road. Additionally, they have not fully developed their ability to judge speeds and distances well enough to safely cross the road. The second exception occurs when there is a bus driver, crossing guard, or other law enforcement officer telling you to pass the bus or waving you on. In that situation, you may drive past the stopped bus. Still, please be alert and proceed with caution.
Review the diagram below for a better understanding of the law. To learn more about the school bus program, please visit https.//transit.mvschools.org.