You may come upon a school bus which is stopped and flashing yellow lights. This is a warning for you to prepare to stop because the children are preparing to leave the bus.
When you come upon a school bus stopped
on either side of the road with flashing red lights,
you must stop. The flashing red lights are located at
the top front and top back of the bus. Schoolchildren
will be crossing the road to or from the school bus.
Remain stopped as long as the red lights are flashing.
Failure to do so is a violation of
You may be fined up to $1000 and your driving privilege
could be suspended for a period of one year.
You need not stop if the bus is on
the other side of a divided or a multilane (two or more
traffic lanes in each direction) highway.
Do not drive through a safety zone,
which is a space set aside for pedestrians and marked
by raised buttons or markers on a roadway.
When people are boarding or leaving
a streetcar where there is no safety zone, stop behind
the nearest door or vehicle platform and wait until
the people have reached a safe place.
When a bus or streetcar is stopped
at a safety zone or at an intersection where traffic
is controlled by a police officer or traffic signal,
you may pass, as long as it is safe to do so, and at
no more than 10 mph.
Do not overtake and pass any interurban
train or streetcar on the left side, whether it is moving
or standing. Exceptions: when you are on a one-way street;
when the tracks are so close to the right side that
you cannot pass on the right; or when a traffic officer
directs you to pass on the left.
RAIL VEHICLES (TROLLEYS)
Light rail vehicles, or trolleys, have
the same rights and responsibilities on public roadways
as other vehicles. Although everyone must follow the
same traffic laws, trolleys, because of their size,
require exceptional handling ability.
Here are some specific steps you can
take to safely share the road with trolleys:
- Be aware of where trolleys operate.
- Never turn in front of an approaching trolley.
- Be aware that buildings, trees, etc., cause blind
spots for the trolley operator.
- Maintain a safe distance from the trolley if it
shares a street with vehicular traffic.
- Look for approaching trolleys before you turn across
the tracks. Complete your turn only if a signal (if
installed) indicates you may proceed.
NOTE: Trolleys can interrupt
traffic signals, so do not proceed until the signal
light indicates you may.
You must yield the right-of-way to
a police car, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency
vehicle using a siren and red light. Drive as close
to the right edge of the road as possible and stop until
the emergency vehicle(s) has passed. However, dont
stop in an intersection. If you are in an intersection
when you see an emergency vehicle, continue through
the intersection and then drive to the right as soon
as you can and stop. Emergency vehicles often use the
wrong side of the street to continue on their way. They
sometimes use a loud speaker to talk to drivers blocking
Yield to Emergency
Pull to the Right Edge of the Road and Stop.
It is against the law to follow within
300 feet of any emergency vehicle which is answering
an emergency call.
If you drive for sight-seeing purposes
to the scene of a fire, accident, or other disaster
you may be arrested. Casual observers interfere with
the essential services of police, fire fighter, ambulance
crews, or other rescue or emergency personnel.
You must obey
any traffic direction, order, or signal by a traffic
or police officer or a fire fighter. Obey any order
in emergency or special situations, even if it conflicts
with existing signs, signals, or laws.
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