Under Kansas law, the driver of a vehicle meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus stopped on the highway shall stop before reaching such school bus when there is in operation on the school bus the flashing red lights and the driver shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion or the flashing red lights and the stop signal arm are no longer actuated.
School bus drivers activate the warning lights (amber lights) prior to activating the red flashing lights and stop arm allowing drivers time to slow down and stop. The public should be aware that anytime they see a school bus with its warning system activated they are in close proximity of school children.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Best Practices Guide for Reducing the Illegal Passing of School Buses
Resolution from the NASDPTS (National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services) to conduct a nation-wide one-day survey in each state for persons illegally passing a stopped school bus.
Links to Public Service Announcements (PSA) can be found on our Safety Materials web page.