Reminders About Driving Safely & School Buses

The Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging motorists to use caution when approaching a school bus and to brush up on the law regarding passing a bus.

According to Georgia law, vehicles traveling in BOTH directions must stop when a school bus activates its stop-arm on a two-lane road or a multi-lane road with no median or barrier. Vehicles traveling in the same direction as a school bus must always stop, but motorists traveling in the opposite direction can proceed (with caution) when there is an unpaved median or concrete barrier separating the opposing lanes.

We urge drivers to be alert and exercise patience and caution, especially around children waiting at school bus stops or loading and unloading school buses. Patient, informed, law-abiding drivers ensure that our children can arrive safely at school each day, ready to learn.