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The Bus Stops Here: Evaluating Walking Routes to Bus Stops

School Boards are responsible for making decisions about bus stop locations and student walking routes, but they often delegate these duties to their contractors. Some bus stop locations and walking routes are easy to evaluate, but some may be more complicated and require assistance to make a determination about safety issues. Fortunately, Pennsylvania law, 67 Pa. Code 447.1, provides guidelines for determining if a walking route is safe, and a PennDOT Traffic Unit that is available to assist in...
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1/17/2015| Reference Number : 66.0| School Bus | Bus stops, Passing a school bus, Release Time Statute |

House Bill 1580 Proposes Automated Enforcement for Illegally Passing a School Bus

The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (Title 75) outlines vehicle and driver responsibilities on the road. Section 75 Pa.C.S. § 3345 (a) states that “…the driver of a vehicle meeting or overtaking any school bus stopped on a highway or trafficway shall stop at least ten feet before reaching the school bus when the red signal lights on the school bus are flashing and the side stop signal arm is activated. In 2011 The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation (NASDPTS) launched a ...
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10/2/2013| Reference Number : 34.0| School Bus, Legislative/Regulatory | Passing a school bus |