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Kansas School Bus Stop
Bridget Colp
Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Kansas School Bus Stop Arm Law

Kansas law KSA 8-1556 requires all motorists to stop when approaching or overtaking a stopped school bus displaying its flashing red lights and stop arm. Motorists are to remain stopped until the bus is no longer displaying its flashing red lights and stop arm. Violation of this law not only endangers children but is punishable by a fine and court costs in excess of $420.  

Two-lane Roadway:   When a school bus stops and activates its stop arm and flashing red lights, all traffic must stop from both directions. 

  Four-lane Roadway with Shared Left Turn Lane:  When a school bus stops and activates its stop arm and flashing red lights, all traffic must stop from both directions.

Two-lane Roadway with Shared Left Turn Lane: When a school bus stops and activates its stop arm and flashing red lights, all traffic must stop from both directions. 

Four-lane Roadway with Double Yellow Line: When a school bus stops and activates its stop arm and flashing red lights, all traffic must stop from both directions.  

Divided Highway with Median Separation:  When a school bus stops and activates its stop arm and flashing red lights, traffic approaching the bus from behind must stop.