Made a left turn while school bus had flashing hazards

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Made a left turn while school bus had flashing hazards

by: sunsetdrive on
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:27 pm

So I was stopped waiting to make a left turn, I see a school bus in opposite traffic with hazard lights flashing, not red lights or stop arm. It was about two car lengths away so I made the left hand turn. Bus driver didn't honk or anything. It appeared the bus was slowing down and made the right turn into the street I entered as well. This was not in an intersection btw. Do I do anything illegal?




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by: sunsetdrive on
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:47 pm

bend wrote:
sunsetdrive wrote:Do I do anything illegal?
No. Hazards are just hazards. Even if the lights were on and the sign swung open, you could make that maneuver anyways.

I feel I should mention since I forgot to include that the school bus was not stopped, but rather driving, slowly with the hazards blinking. If that at all should matter, or change anything. Also thank you for the reply.






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by: bend on
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:37 pm

Sorry I had assumed this was at an intersection. You have to make the turn safely without being a danger to others. If you're behind the wheel, you should already be able to make that decision.

If others have to compensate for your turn, yes you can be charged.








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