School Bus Stopping Law

Pennsylvania law requires vehicles to stop when meeting a stopped school bus with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended.  You MUST STOP.  This is for all vehicles on the same street as the bus, but also vehicles on a cross street.  Vehicles are required to stop at least 10 feet away from the school bus.  This law does not apply to vehicles driving on a highway with defined dividing sections or physical barriers providing separate roadways.  You MUST WAIT until the red lights have stopped flashing and stop arm has been withdrawn before moving.

If you are convicted of violating Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law, you will receive all of the following penalties:

60-Day Driver's License Suspension

Five points on your driving record

$250 Fine