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Fremont County bus drivers and local law enforcement are reporting an increase in drivers passing buses with their stop signs out and/or red lights flashing. Not stopping can jeopardize the safety of the child getting on or off the bus.

Wyoming State Statute 31-5-507 about stopping for school buses reads:

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(a) The driver of a vehicle upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any stopped school bus shall stop before reaching the school bus when there is in operation on the school bus the flashing red lights as specified in W.S. 31-5-929 and the driver shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or the flashing red lights are no longer actuated.

(d) The driver of a vehicle 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 the school bus is stopped in a loading zone which is a part of or adjacent to the highway and where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.

You can find additional information about bus requirements in the statute by clicking here.

h/t drive-safely.net

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