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Is it ever legal to pass a stopped school bus in North Carolina?

| Aug 25, 2014 | Law, School Bus Accidents

Did you ever wonder if was okay to pass that stopped school bus without facing a heavy penalty.

Below are specific rules for a variety of situations involving stopped school buses

Two-lane roadway: When school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop.

Two-lane roadway with a center turning lane: When school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop.

Four-lane roadway without a median separation: When school bus stops for passengers, all traffic from both directions must stop.

Divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation: When school bus stops for passengers, only traffic following the bus stop.

Roadway of four lanes or more with a center turning lane: When school bus stops for passengers, only traffic following the bus stop.

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