Stopping for School Buses
School bus safety is always a concern, especially now that winter break is almost over with kids going back to school next week. It’s important to know and understand the law about stopping for school buses so you can help keep kids safe and avoid getting a ticket.
Under Tennessee law, you are required to stop when school bus lights are flashing, even if you’re traveling in the opposite direction.
There have been an increasing number of complaints from parents and other bystanders, especially on social media, who witness drivers who don’t stop for buses picking up or dropping off children.
In Tennessee, passing a stopped school bus can get you a fine of anywhere from $250 to $1,000.