# Question: What Happens If You Don’T Stop For A School Bus With Flashing Red Lights?

## When you encounter an emergency vehicle with flashing lights and a siren What must you do?

You must yield the right-of-way to a police car, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle that uses a siren and flashing lights.

Pull as close to the right of the road as possible and stop until the emergency vehicle(s) has passed.

However, don’t stop in an intersection..

## What should you do if an ambulance comes up behind you flashing red lights or sounding its siren?

When you hear a siren or see red flashing lights from an ambulance or fire engine, if they are following you, you must slow down and pull over. Stop if necessary. If a police car is following you with its lights flashing (which will be red and blue), then you must stop unless it passes you and continues on its way.

## How fast can you pass a school bus stopped at a school?

10 mphYou must stop your vehicle not less than 25 feet from a stopped school bus with flashing red lights when traveling on the same side of the roadway. You may pass a stopped school bus with flashing red lights at a speed not more than 10 mph when you’re traveling on the opposite side of a divided highway.

## What does it mean when a school bus flashing red lights?

FLASHING RED LIGHTS ON SCHOOL BUSES MEANS OTHER VEHICLES MUST STOP. A school bus stops to drop off children. … These flashing lights mean the bus is picking up or discharging students and you need to STOP even on divided and multi-lane highways.

## What is the 4 second rule?

The 4 second rule is the minimum distance you should travel behind the vehicle immediately in front in adverse weather conditions such as rain or fog.

## What is a safe distance to follow another car?

The rule of thumb is to maintain at least a three-second following distance, giving you time to react and avoid potentially dangerous situations. You can calculate this by using a fixed object, such as a pole or an overpass to determine how far in front of you the car is.

## When driving what is the 3 second rule?

Driving instructors teach new drivers to use the “3-second rule.” The three second rule helps you avoid accidents. When driving, pick a non-moving object along the road, like a speed limit sign, a tree, or a telephone pole, and when the vehicle in front of you passes that object, start counting in your head.

## What can happen if you don’t stop for a school bus?

Drivers are not to proceed until the bus signals are turned off or the school bus resumes motion — unless signaled by the bus driver. Misdemeanor with fine up to \$300 and/or imprisonment up to 90 days. Six (6) points assessed against driving record. Must stop at least 20 feet away from a school bus.

## Do school bus stop signs have cameras?

School districts are allowed to install and operate automated school bus safety cameras to detect violations of drivers that overtake and pass stopped school buses. … Infractions detected through the use of the automated school bus safety camera do not go on the driver’s record.

## How many car lengths should you be behind someone?

Figure one car length for every ten miles an hour,” Barndt said. “So if you’re doing 55 miles an hour you should have six car lengths between you so that if something happens to the car in front of you, you have time to stop or react.” The number two item Barndt says drivers are all guilty of is being distracted.

## When a school bus stops with its red lights flashing How far away must you stop?

When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended, you must stop your vehicle at least 20 feet from the bus. Oncoming traffic and motorists approaching the bus from behind may not move until the stop arm is retracted and the red lights are no longer flashing.

## How many feet can you drive behind an emergency vehicle that has flashing lights?

500 feetStay at least 500 feet behind any moving emergency vehicle displaying flashing warning lights and sounding a siren.

## How much is a ticket for running a school bus stop sign in California?

Under CVC 22454, California law requires you remain stopped as long as the red lights on the school bus are flashing. If you fail to stop, you may be fined up to \$1,000 and your driving privilege could be suspended for 1 year.

## What is the first thing you should adjust if needed when you get into a car to drive?

What is the first thing you should adjust, if needed, when you get into a car to drive? When preparing to drive, you should first adjust your seat to ensure that you are in a comfortable position and can see the road clearly. Adjust your mirrors and steering wheel to be effective when your seat is fully adjusted.

## What to do when an ambulance is coming behind you?

If any emergency vehicle is approaching you from the front or rear you are required by law to pull off to the right side of the road and slow down. I suggest to slow down to 10mph or less or you can just pull over and stop till they pass you. Stopping is the safest thing to do.

## What do the lights on a school bus mean?

School buses are like traffic signals: When overhead lights are flashing yellow: Prepare to stop. When overhead lights are flashing red: Stop. When hazard warning lights are flashing: Proceed with caution.

## What are the consequences if you fail to stop for school bus with flashing red lights?

What are the consequences if you fail to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights? You may be fined up to \$1,000 and your license can be suspended for a period of 1 year.