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47-11-705.


47-11-705.
   
   A. The driver of a vehicle meeting or overtaking a school bus that is
   stopped to take on or discharge school children, and on which the red
   loading signals are in operation, is to stop his vehicle before it
   reaches the school bus and not proceed until the loading signals are
   deactivated and then proceed past such school bus at a speed which is
   reasonable and with due caution for the safety of such school children
   and other occupants.
   
   B. Every school bus used for the transportation of school children
   shall bear upon the front and rear thereof plainly visible signs
   containing the words "SCHOOL BUS" in letters not less than eight (8)
   inches in height and in addition shall be equipped with visual signals
   meeting the requirements of Section 12-218 of this title, which shall
   be actuated by the driver of said school bus whenever but only
   whenever such vehicle is stopped on the highway for the purpose of
   receiving or discharging school children.
   
   C. The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways need
   not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus which is on a different
   roadway or when upon a controlled-access highway and the school 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.
   
   D. If the driver of a school bus witnesses a violation of the
   provisions of subsection A of this section, within twenty-four (24)
   hours of the alleged offense, he shall report the violation, the
   vehicle color, license tag number, and the time and place such
   violation occurred to the law enforcement authority of the
   municipality where the violation occurred. The law enforcement
   authority of a municipality shall issue a letter of warning on the
   alleged violation to the person in whose name the vehicle is
   registered. The Office of the Attorney General shall provide a form
   letter to each municipal law enforcement agency in this state for the
   issuance of the warning provided for in this subsection. Such form
   letter shall be used by each such law enforcement agency in the exact
   form provided for by the Office of the Attorney General. A warning
   letter issued pursuant to this subsection shall not be recorded on the
   driving record of the person to whom such letter was issued. Issuance
   of a warning letter pursuant to this section shall not preclude the
   imposition of other penalties as provided by law.
   

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