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South Carolina Rules on School Buses


February 13, 2020

BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - Parents and bus drivers in some areas of South Carolina are reporting on an increasing numbers of drivers who are not obeying the laws regarding school buses, putting children at risk.  An online article on WSAV.COM reports when it is safe for others to pass a school bus in South Carolina and when it is not.

Under South Carolina law, drivers need to slow down and use caution if a school bus is flashing yellow lights.  But what if the light is flashing red?  Below is a list of three short scenarios regarding a stopped school bus with flashing red lights and how to respond if you see one: 

  • When a school bus has flashing red lights, and the roadway is a two-lane highway, both directions of travel are required by law to stop.
  • When a school bus has flashing red lights, and the roadway is a multi-lane highway, drivers moving behind the bus in the same direction as the bus, are required to stop
  • If you are on a multi-lane highway and meet a stopped school bus heading toward you, you do not have to stop but should slow down and pass with caution.

If a driver is caught violating the state’s laws on passing a school bus, the driver could be fined over $1,000 and six points could be added to the driver's license.  Drivers should understand that the laws in each state are state specific and can vary and change.  For example, WSAV.COM reports in Georgia, if a school bus is stopped on a road with its lights on and a stop sign out, drivers have to stop no matter what.

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Source:https://www.wsav.com/news/traffic/motorists-passing-stopped-school-buses-on-the-rise-beaufort-co-bus-drivers-say/

Category: Auto Accidents

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