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• If you pass a school bus that has its
   alternating amber lights flashing, pass
   with caution.
• When the school bus stops to let
   students on or off, its alternating
   red lights will begin flashing. You will
   also see a stop sign extended from
   the left side of the school bus. You
   must come to a full stop about
   20 metres (about four to five car
   lengths) away from the school
   bus.
This distance allows drivers of
   other vehicles behind you to see the
   flashing lights and students crossing
   the highway.
• You must remain stopped until the
   alternating flashing red lights are

   turned off and the stop sign on the
   driver’s side is no longer extended.

On a highway divided by a median,
do the following:
• When you approach a school bus
   from the rear and its alternating
   amber lights are flashing, follow the
   same procedures as you would for
   a highway that is not divided by a
   median.
• When you approach a school bus
   from the front and the school bus
   has its alternating amber or red
   lights flashing, you may proceed
   with caution. Watch for pedestrians.
   Remember, this is only on a divided
   highway. 
 


On a two lane undivided highway, both lanes must stop for a school bus.


On a four lane undivided highway, all four lanes must stop for a school bus.


On a highway divided by a median, vehicles to the rear of the school bus must stop. 

100  A Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing

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