Pennsylvania’s School Bus stopping Law
- Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended.
- Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped.
- Motorist following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.
- If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails, or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorist in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping.
- Do not proceed until all the children have reach a place of safety.
For more safety information as well as tips for parents and students, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s School Bus Safety Page.