When approaching a school bus, I don't believe there's a minimum distance required as long as you remain in front of it. If coming from behind, you're required to stop at least 20 metres behind. That's so the driver can see your vehicle.sam45 wrote:Can I still get charged for this for being too close?
***I am not a lawyer, I have no legal qualifications and my opinions could well be wrong***.
The bus has to be stopped and overhead lights activated..... There is no requirement to have the stop arm out to be in violation of failing to stop, the stop arm is just an additional safety measure for those that haven't noticed the overhead lights and they trying to go pastDCamM wrote:HTA clearly states that the bus must be stopped (as soon as the wheels stop rotating, the stop signs flip-out and they begin flashing). You are not required to stop for a school bus that is driving along with the top red lights flashing.
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca