school-bus-stop-color-300x187Texas Transportation Code – Section 545.066 – PASSING A SCHOOL BUS; OFFENSE

(a) An operator on a highway
when approaching from either
direction a school bus stopped
on the highway to receive or
discharge a student:
(1) shall stop before reaching the school bus when the bus is
operating a visual signal as required by Section 547.701;
(2) may not proceed until:
(A) the school bus resumes motion;
(B) the operator is signaled by the bus driver to proceed;
(C) the visual signal is no longer actuated.

(b) An operator on a highway having separate roadways is not
required to stop:
(1) for a school bus that is on a different roadway; or
(2) if on a controlled-access highway, for a school bus that
is stopped:
(A) in a loading zone that is a part of or adjacent to the
highway; and
(B) where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the
roadway.

For the purposes of this section:
(1) a highway is considered to have separate roadways only if
the highway has roadways separated by an intervening
space on which operation of vehicles is not permitted, a
physical barrier, or a clearly indicated dividing section
constructed to impede vehicular traffic; and
(2) a highway is not considered to have separate roadways if
the highway has roadways separated only by a left turn lane

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