SCHOOL VEHICLE

OVERTAKING AND PASSING SCHOOL VEHICLES 21-706, 22-228 (d)

REQUIRED TO STOP
The driver of a vehicle, upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school vehicle which has stopped or is stopping, shall stop 20 feet from the rear or from the front when the alternating flashing warning lights (specified in 22-228), and the driver shall not proceed until the school vehicle resumes motion or the flashing lights are no longer activated. This law also applies to a school vehicle operating in Baltimore City. This provision shall not apply to the driver of vehicle on a divided highway, if the school vehicle is on a different roadway.

DIVIDED HIGHWAYS
The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways need not stop upon meeting or passing a school vehicle which is on a different roadway.

SPECIAL LOADING ZONE
The driver of a vehicle need not stop upon meeting or passing a school vehicle which is stopped without its alternately flashing warning lights activated, when in a special loading zone.