School buses often cause some challenges for drivers as they stop to pick up children. If you don’t know when you are supposed to stop when a school bus is stopped, you could jeopardize the safety and even the life of a child.
Please take a look at the North Carolina laws for stopping when a school bus is stopped, taken straight from the NC Driver Handbook. And please pay attention to the flashing yellow lights indicating you are driving through a school zone.
Slow down in school zones. Children are often erratic in that they may jump out in front of your car without a moment’s notice as they change directions to catch up with a friend. There would be nothing worse than injuring a child, let alone doing it at a high rate of speed.
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