Quiz: Stopping for school buses

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When you approach a school bus with flashing red lights from in front, you must leave…?
Enough space for children to cross
5m space
10m space
20m space

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After stopping for a school bus you must not resume driving until…?
Its warning lights are off
You can see no more children
Its doors have closed
Five minutes have passed

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Approaching a school bus with flashing red lights on a road with no median strip, you must stop…?
In all circumstances
Unless approaching from in front
Unless you can see no children
Unless you can switch to an outside lane

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Failure to stop for a school bus showing flashing red lights may be punished with a large fine and…?
6 demerit points
3 demerit points
8 demerit points
5 demerit points

Correct!

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Approaching a school bus with flashing red lights from behind, you must stop at least…?
20m away
10m away
30m away
5m away

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Wrong!

School bus laws apply on…?
All roads
All roads with 50 km/h limits
All two-lane roads
All urban roads

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All Ontario school buses are…?
Chrome yellow
Metallic blue
Bright scarlet
Forest green

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School Bus Stop Rules: Here's What Drivers Should Know

Any driver must obey the school bus law in Canada on any road no matter what the speed limit you are driving or how many lanes it is. Stopping for a school bus that is near you is important to ensure the security of the children and for you not to pay the penalties if you violate some rules. These are the rules when you are driving near a stop school bus and its penalties when you don’t follow these rules.



Upper Alternating Red Lights Flashing

Whenever you are driving and approaching a stopped school bus with its upper alternating red lights flashing, you must stop regardless of whether you are approaching the bus from the front or you are behind it. If you are driving from behind the bus, you must stop at least 20 meters away. If you are approaching it from the front, you must stop at a safe distance so that children or students can get off the bus and they can cross the road in front of you safely. Do not start driving and you must wait until the bus stops its flashing or until it moves.



Median Strip

School Bus Stop A median is a physical barrier such as a lowered, raised, paved, or earth strip that is being constructed to separate traffic traveling in various directions. If you are driving on a road having a median strip, only those vehicles coming from behind the bus lane or in the same direction of the school bus must stop as vehicles must not cross over a median strip. Vehicles that are coming from the opposite direction are not required to stop.



Roads Without a Median

For those roads without a median, those vehicles that are in both directions must stop. If the school bus is facing you, stop at a safe distance so that children can get off and on the bus and they can cross the road. If you are driving behind the bus, stop at least a minimum required of 20 meters away.



Railway Crossings

You must watch also buses that are near railway crossings. All school buses are required to stop at all railway crossings, however, upper alternating red lights of the bus are not used for these particular stops.



Penalties

If you driving and you drive past a stopped school bus wherein its stop arm is being activated or its upper red lights are flashing, you need to face and pay the following penalties. For a first offense, fines are ranges from $400 to $2,000 and there is 6 demerit point. For each following offense, there is a fine of $1,000 up to $4,000, 6 demerit points, and a possible jail time which is up to 6 months. The registered owner of any vehicle that is illegally passing a school bus that is caught by the stop arm cameras on school buses may be charged and fined. As the registered owner of the vehicle, you may receive and pay the fines even if the driver is not charged or the one who is driving. If you don’t pay the fine, you will not be able to renew the permit for the vehicle.