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.