-This article is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice. I have used my best efforts to provide the correct information. Laws can change and inaccuracies can happen despite best efforts.- This information is for use in the state of Louisiana only. *Article created August 12, 2016

The information that is underlined and in bold is a fairly recent addition to the laws regarding stopping for school buses.

  • You must stop at least thirty feet from a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading children. This is required by law whether you are meeting the bus or traveling behind it.
  • You do not have to stop when the bus is stopped in a loading zone completely off the roadway and where the pedestrians are not allowed to cross the roadway. When a school bus is stopped in opposite lanes on a roadway separated by a ditch, grassy median, elevated concrete barrier or any obstacle that prevents traffic from driving thereon, you are not required to stop.
  • Drivers must stop for a stopped school bus when traveling on four lane or five lane roadways which are not separated by any barriers.
  • When you have stopped, you must not proceed until the bus moves again or the visual warning signals are no longer in use