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When can you pass a stopped school bus?

With districts across the state of Georgia starting school, drivers should be aware of the law.

Back to school is upon us. Thousands of school buses will be hitting the pavement before you know it. 

So, do you know when you can pass a stopped school bus? 


On a two lane road, vehicles traveling in both directions must stop. 

On a multi-lane road that is paved across, vehicles traveling in both directions must stop. 

On a divided highway with dirt, grass or barrier median, vehicles behind the bus must stop. Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction don't have to stop, but must use caution. 

Credit: Governor's Office of Highway Safety


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