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When a school bus is stopped with its flashing red lights on you must stop how many feet?

When a school bus is stopped with its flashing red lights on you must stop how many feet?

20 feet
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.

What does it mean when a school bus is stopped with its red signal lights flashing?

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. …

When stopping behind a school bus with alternating flashing red lights activated it is recommended that a driver should leave what distance from the bus?

about 20 metres
When school bus lights are flashing When the school bus stops to let students on or off, its alternating red lights will begin flashing. You will also see a stop sign extended from the left side of the school bus. You must come to a full stop about 20 metres (about 4 to 5 car lengths) away from the school bus.

How much is a ticket for going around a school bus?

Passing a stopped school bus on the right is a fine of $500 to $1,200 and license suspension of 30 days for first offense, no less than 30 days for second offense and 30 days to 120 days for subsequent offenses. Six (6) points assessed against driving record. Must stop at least 25 feet away from a school bus.

What is the three second rule?

The three-second rule is recommended for passenger vehicles during ideal road and weather conditions. Slow down and increase your following distance even more during adverse weather conditions or when visibility is reduced. Also increase your following distance if you are driving a larger vehicle or towing a trailer.

When you come to a four way stop who has the right away?

Almost every driver has had this experience: You arrive at a four-way stop at the same time another car arrives at the stop from a different direction, and a moment of confusion ensues for each driver as they ask themselves, “who has the right of way at a four way stop?” The correct answer is: Drivers should yield to …

What must a driver do at a flashing yellow light?

Flashing Yellow–A flashing yellow traffic signal light warns you to “PROCEED WITH CAUTION.” Slow down and be alert before entering the intersection. Yield to any pedestrians, bicyclists, or vehicles in the intersection. You do not need to stop for a flashing yellow traffic signal light.

What do yellow lights going on and off on a school bus indicate?

If you see flashing yellow lights, that means the school bus is about to stop. If you’re going the opposite direction, though, passing a school bus with flashing yellow lights is okay. If you see flashing red lights, that means the bus has stopped and is loading or unloading students.

What three questions should you ask yourself before passing?

So, before you pass a vehicle, ask yourself:

  • Is it legal?
  • Is it safe?
  • Is it worth it?

    What is it called when you are driving too fast to see and stop at night?

    You are overdriving your headlights when you go so fast that your stopping distance is farther than you can see with your headlights. This is a dangerous thing to do, because you may not give yourself enough room to make a safe stop.

    When a school bus is stopped and has its red warning lights on?

    When a school bus is stopped and flashing its red lights, drivers approaching from both directions must stop. This is because children are being loaded or unloaded. The drivers cannot proceed until the bus begins moving, or the bus driver signals to let vehicles pass, or the red lights are no longer flashing.

    What happens when you don’t stop for a school bus?

    Not stopping for a school bus, or illegally passing, could result in substantial fines as well as demerit points for a 1st offence. If you see a driver who doesn’t stop for a school bus, try to record the vehicle’s licence plate, the intersection where it happened, date and time and notify the police.

    What happens if you fail to stop for a red light?

    The law requires you remain stopped as long as the red lights are flashing (CVC §22454). If you fail to stop, you may be fined up to $1,000 and your driving privilege could be suspended for 1 year. If the school bus is on the other side of a divided or multilane highway (two or more lanes in each direction), you do not need to stop.

    Are there yellow crosswalk lines at school crossings?

    Yellow crosswalk lines may be painted at school crossings. Some crosswalks have flashing lights to warn you that pedestrians may be crossing. Look for pedestrians and be prepared to stop, whether or not the lights are flashing.

    Can you get a traffic ticket in a parking lot?

    First, you can certainly get parking tickets, though some people class these as separate from traffic tickets, and you can even have your car towed if you park illegally or in spaces designated for the disabled when you don’t have the appropriate tags. It depends on the state, but it is entirely possible to get a traffic ticket in a parking lot.

    When is an intersection considered to be blind?

    An intersection is considered “blind” if there are no stop signs at any corner and you cannot see for 100 feet in either direction during the last 100 feet before crossing. If your view is blocked, move slowly forward until you can see.

    Can you pass a school bus with flashing red lights?

    Exception: You may pass a school bus with activated flashing red lights, only if there is a physical barrier or separate roadways between your vehicle and the school bus. You MUST use extreme caution, however, watching for pedestrians.

    What happens if you pass a stopped school bus?

    Drivers passing a stopped school bus with red lights flashing upon conviction will be charged as a Class A misdemeanor. A fine of a minimum of $250 not to exceed $1000, up to ninety (90) days jail and/or both.

    Do you have to stop for school buses in Idaho?

    Idaho: You must stop for a school bus that is loading or unloading students. On a two-lane road, both following and oncoming traffic must stop and remain stopped as long as the red lights near the top of the bus are flashing and/or the stop arm on the left side of the bus is extended.

    What do the amber lights on a school bus mean?

    Flashing amber lights are a pre-warning that the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. In rural areas, the lights are used at least 300 feet before stopping and in municipalities at least 100 feet. Flashing red lights and extended stop area means that the bus is stopped to either load or unload school children.