March Operations Remind Drivers to Stop for Pedestrians While Reports Emphasize the Dangers in Region for People Walking
As two major reports in March again named Central Florida the most dangerous region in…
There’s no excuse for carelessly putting children in danger, and now illegally passing a school bus could cost violators as much as $400. Florida H.B. 37, also known as the School Bus Safety Act, increased the fines on January 1, 2021, for failure to stop for a school bus.
Here are the penalties at a glance:
If you aren’t sure when it’s safe to proceed when a stopped school bus is in sight, the following graphics should help.
Two lane road/street: Vehicles traveling both directions MUST STOP.
Divided roadway: On a highway divided by a median, cars traveling in the opposite direction are not required to stop but should proceed with caution.
Multi-lane paved across: Vehicles traveling in both directions MUST STOP.
When in doubt, play it safe and stop. And remember to always yield/stop for pedestrians.