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Based on the 2024 Driver Handbook

What are the consequences if you fail to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights?

What are the consequences if you fail to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights?

  1. There are no consequences.
  2. A warning from a police officer.
  3. Expensive fines and a suspended driver’s license.
  4. A minor traffic ticket.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

This question, or a similar one, may show up on your driver’s license written exam. 

The answer is: C. Expensive fines and a suspended driver’s license.

Did you get it right? Learn more about this answer below. 

Explanation: Failure to Stop for a School Bus

In order to pass your DMV exams and to become a safe driver, it’s important to know the reason why a particular answer on the written test is correct. 

Failing to stop for a school bus when it has its red lights flashing or stop sign extended is a serious traffic offense. 

At a minimum, you’ll face an expensive fine. Additionally, your license can be suspended. 

When a school bus is pulled over on the side of the road with its lights flashing and the stop arm extended it means that it is picking up or dropping off school children. 

In this situation, the chances of a small child crossing or running into the street are high. That’s why drivers are required to stop until the bus has ceased flashing its lights. 

You need to stop when you are driving in the opposite direction as well. 

The only time you don’t have to stop for a school bus is if you are driving on the opposite side of a divided multilane roadway. 

You can find more information about this topic in the penalties section of your driver’s handbook.

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