Caught on Video: Driver Blatantly Passes School Bus With Flashing Lights

passing school busVIDEO: The following reader-submitted video shows a driver on Monday blatantly disregarding a school bus’s flashing lights and stop signs while making a turn from Princeton Avenue.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. It’s hard to tell from the video, but it looked to me like the bus had its yellow lights flashing. If that’s the case, then the driver was allowed to cautiously pass the bus. However, if indeed the red lights were flashing, then the driver should not have passed the bus and would have been given a ticket if an officer had witnessed the offence.

  2. @ #1, You are to NEVER pass a bus with its yellow or red lights flashing, I don’t know why you or anyone else thinks it’s ok to do so, it is very dangerous.

  3. if you look carefully, first the 2 inner lights, the yellow ones, were flashing, but when the bus stopped it changed to the outer lights-the red lights

  4. A school bus is not allowed by law to make a right on red either, but they do . The bus drivers that transport children on my street don’t even make a full stop at the StopSigns. They just roll right through the stop signs. The companies that hire these drivers are just as culpable as the drivers for not making sure their employees adhere to the laws.

  5. I see this and much, much worse on a daily basis. Unless a police officer is nearby to witness it, there’s not much you can do (unless you have it on video)

  6. In the link attached above, it states that in fromt of a school, a car may pass a stopped bus (at no more than 10mph.) This video was taken of a bus stopped in front of a school.

  7. “Do not pass a bus in either direction when its stop arm is extended. However, if the bus has stopped in front of a school, you may then pass it from either direction at no more than 10 mph.”

  8. thank you thank yo thank you Kerry for taking care of the children no matter what color they are.

    Please plase please don’t turn right on red with the bus because that is against the law.

    of course if you’re driving your own car that is fine.

  9. I think the bus was letting the kids off at a school and none of them were going to cross the street. In that case I think it is ok to pass the bus cautiously on the other side of the street.

  10. In case anybody was wondering!
    State law-you can pass a bus with flashing red lights at no more than 10mph when the bus is on the same side of the school.

  11. You may pass a stopped school bus with flashing red lights at a speed not more than 10 mph when you’re traveling on the opposite side of a divided highway.
    The above quote is from nj state safety website.

    Looks like the driver did nothing wrong.

  12. This is from the link posted above
    Flashing red lights
    If you are approaching a school bus from either direction with flashing red lights, you must stop at least 25 feet away from the bus. If you are driving on the opposite side of the road with a median in the middle, you must then slow down to 10 mph.
    The law is that you MUST stop, it is dangerous to our children if you don’t!

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