ATLANTA — As more and more schools go back, you’re going to see a lot more school buses on the road. So what’s the law? Can you safely pass them when they’re stopped? Or can you keep going?
Whether you’re a new driver or commuting back to work during the pandemic, you must follow the law.
[SPECIAL SECTION: Channel 2′s complete guide for back to school 2021 in north Georgia]
The Forysth County Sheriff’s Office posted an infographic explaining the rules of the road.
Drivers in both directions on a two-lane road and multi-lane road with a center turn lane MUST stop for a school bus that is picking up or dropping off kids.
[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]
Drivers traveling in the opposite direction of the bus on a multi-lane road that has a permanent barrier or grass/concrete median do not have to stop, but should still slow down and drive with caution. Also, please remember that many of our school busses have Stop Arm Cameras to capture violators of this law.
Channel 2 Action News This Morning has complete coverage of everything you need to know about Back 2 School in your area. From COVID-19 policies, interviews with local superintendents, the latest headlines, weather and traffic, make sure you tune in every morning from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
BACK 2 SCHOOL
- What immunizations your child needs and when in Georgia for back to school
- When does my district return to the classroom?
- How to reduce your child’s COVID-19 risk if they’re too young to be vaccinated
©2021 Cox Media Group