School Bus Laws Reminder
School Bus Laws Reminder
Betsy Bailey
Thursday, March 05, 2020

Searcy School District wants to remind all motorists the rules of driving on multiple lane roads when a school bus is in sight. Remember these guidelines when you are driving on a road with four or more lanes, such as Beebe-Capps Expressway and others.

  • Additional lanes have more traffic, higher speeds, more vehicles, and more rules.
  • WARNING: It's illegal to pass when red lights are flashing if you are traveling in the same direction as the school bus. This can cost you up to $2,500 plus court costs if you are ticketed.
  • If you're traveling in the opposite direction of the school bus, stop when red lights are flashing.
  • If there is a physical barrier such as a fence, concrete barrier, or a 20 ft grassy area, then you are not required to stop, but please continue to proceed with caution for the safety of all children.