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Yield to Bus Law
Yield to Buses - Not Only Is It Safe, It's the Law!
Effective August 1, 2004, all vehicles (excluding emergency vehicles) are required to yield the right of way to buses re-entering traffic after dropping off or picking up passengers. The law was enacted to improve safety on the state's roadways.
The penalty for violating the right of way law is:
Fine of not less than $50 or more than $200
Up to 15 days in jail or both a fine and jail!
Drivers of cars, trucks or motorcycles approaching the rear of any bus attempting to re-enter traffic must yield the right of way to the bus, allowing the bus back into the lane of traffic. Once the bus is back in the normal flow of traffic, though, motorists are not required to yield the right of way to buses changing lanes, and bus operators are required to drive in a safe and responsible manner.