Now that school is back in session, what is the state law concerning traffic stopping for school buses loading or unloading students?
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), state law requires that approaching drivers stop when a bus is stopped and operating a visual signal—either red flashing lights or a stop sign. Drivers should not proceed until the school bus resumes motion; the driver is signaled by the bus driver to proceed; or the visual signal is no longer activated. A driver does not have to stop for a school bus, if it is on a highway with roadways separated by an intervening space or physical barrier. (If a highway is divided only by a left-turning lane, the roadways are not separated, and drivers must stop for school buses.)