KPD wants to remind everyone of the importance and safety of stopping for school buses while they are picking up or dropping off children. We issued 11 citations in 2010 and have issued 2 so far this year for not stopping for school buses that have their flashing red lights on. Idaho Code 49-1422 covers this topic.
49-1422.Overtaking and passing school bus. (1) The driver of a vehicle meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus stopped on the highway shall stop before reaching the school bus when there is in operation on a school bus the visual signals specified in section 49-915, Idaho Code, and the driver of a vehicle shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or the visual signals are no longer actuated. Oncoming traffic on a highway of more than three (3) lanes is not required to stop upon meeting a school bus when visual signals are actuated. Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this subsection shall be fined an amount of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500).