TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - It's back to school season, and that means drivers will once again be sharing the roads with those big yellow buses.
There's confusion every year: when do drivers stop when it comes to school buses? According to Ohio Law, it depends on the number of lanes.
On a two-lane street, drivers approaching a stopped school bus from either direction must stop at least ten feet away from the front or back of the bus until it resumes motion or until given a signal from the bus driver to proceed.
If a road is divided into four or more lanes, a driver approaching a stopped school bus from the opposite direction does not need to stop. Only drivers on the same side of the roadway need to stop. On a four lane road, Ohio law also requires students to be picked up and dropped off on the same side as their residence.
Failure to comply with Ohio school bus laws could mean a fine of up to 500 dollars and a driver's license suspension.