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47-11-705.1.


47-11-705.1.
   
   A. A church bus is a vehicle operated by a nonprofit religious
   organization which transports persons including school-age children to
   and from religious services.
   
   B. The driver of a vehicle meeting or overtaking a church bus that is
   stopped to take on or discharge passengers, and on which the red
   loading signals are in operation, is to stop his vehicle before it
   reaches the church bus and not proceed until the loading signals are
   deactivated and then proceed past such bus at a speed which is
   reasonable and with due caution for the safety of such occupants.
   
   C. Every church bus used for the transportation of persons to and from
   religious services shall bear upon the front and rear thereof plainly
   visible signs containing the words "CHURCH BUS" in letters not less
   than eight (8) inches in height and in addition may be equipped with
   visual signals meeting the requirements of Section 12-218 of Title 47
   of the Oklahoma Statutes, which shall be actuated by the driver of
   said church bus whenever but only whenever such vehicle is stopped on
   the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers.
   
   D. The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways need
   not stop upon meeting or passing a church bus which is on a different
   roadway or when upon a controlled-access highway and the church bus is
   stopped in a loading zone which is a part of or adjacent to such
   highway and where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.
   

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