School Bus Safety – Florida Law – Driving Near a School Bus

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I was driving home the other day in St. Johns County, Julington Creek, Florida when I was almost rear ended by a SUV behind me. I stopped my vehicle for a school bus. I was on a busy road with no median. Other vehicles failed to stop and basically violated Florida law.

These bad drivers were spared because there were no police officers in the area.
Section 316.172, Florida Statutes states that vehicles shall stop when driving near a school bus. If there is a median separating the roadway, vehicles on the other side of the road are not required to stop unless of course there are children crossing the road at the time. You can read the entire statute at Section 316.172, Florida Statutes.

Be on the look out for school buses and children. Encourage others to watch out for school buses and children as well.