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When to stop for a school bus
On a road with fewer than four lanes:
On a road with fewer than four lanes, all traffic approaching a stopped school bus from either direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of the bus and remain stopped until the bus begins to move or the bus driver signals motorists to proceed.
On a road with four or more lanes:
If the bus is stopped on a street with four or more lanes, ONLY traffic proceeding in the SAME direction as the bus must stop.
- Never pass a school bus on the right
- All school busses MUST stop before crossing railroad tracks, never pass a bus at a railroad crossing
- Be aware of school zone signals and always obey the posted speed limits
Failure to stop for a school bus adds 2 points to your license in Ohio and is punishable by fines up to $500. You must appear in court and the judge has the discretion to suspend your driver’s license for up to one year.