School age children are constantly traveling to and from field trips, ballgames and various classroom activities. Drivers should always be aware of an approaching school bus and have the safety of the bus and its occupants first and foremost on their mind.
The following are a few examples of what laws Oklahoma has enacted to protect their safety. The driver of a vehicle meeting or overtaking a school bus that is stopped to take on or discharge school children, and on which the red loading
signals are in operation, is to stop the vehicle before it reaches the school bus.
The vehicle should not proceed until the loading signals are deactivated and then proceed past such school bus at a speed which is reasonable and with due caution for the safety of such school children and other occupants.
Drivers upon a highway with separate roadways need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus which is on a different roadway or when upon a controlled-access highway and where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway. We are asking for everyone’s help to make it safe for not just the schools buses but for the motoring public.