MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – In less than two weeks, school starts back up for most of the area, which means school buses will again be out in full force. So, do you know when to stop for a school bus?
The South Carolina Highway Patrol released a handy graphic on Thursday to explain when you must stop for a stopped school bus, and when you are allowed to continue traveling.
On a two-lane road, motorists traveling in both directions must stop for a school bus with flashing amber and red lights.
On a road with four or more lanes, motorists approaching a school bus from the opposite direction do not have to stop.
When you see flashing lights on a school bus, slow down, prepare to stop, and always look for children, SCHP officials state.
The minimum penalties for illegally passing a stopped school bus are $500 and six points for a first offense, and $2,000 and six points for a second.