When approaching school buses flashing alternating red lights or displaying a stop signal. You must stop. If you are on the opposite side of a two way road. You must stop. You may not resume motion until the bus has turned off its signal and/or it has resumed motion. Any vehicle that passes school buses on the side that children enter and exit when the school bus displays a stop signal commits a moving violation. Don’t pass school buses with passing red lights.
• When you are on the opposite side of a street separated by a median that is raised
• When there is a physical barrier
• School zones are usually marked with flashing yellow lights.
Reduce your speed to the speed limit that’s indicated on the sign and be alert. Sometimes the sign does not have a flashing yellow light, just signs alerting you of the posted times that the speed limits are in effect. Remember most school zones in are between 15 and 20 mph. A kid could be running out in front of the 10 mph car and you’ll never see them. Slow down. You will never see them coming around the slower car until it is too late.
TEXAS LAW: “It is illegal to use a wireless communication device, like a cell phone or a laptop in a school zone unless the vehicle is stopped or a hands-free device is used, and this means texting as well.
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