HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
PASSING A SCHOOL BUS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY WHILE IT IS LOADING OR DISCHARGING STUDENTS
While school buses or vehicles designated as such are loading or discharging students in school yards, the driver will illuminate the flashing red lights.
While these lights are on, no vehicle is permitted to pass the school bus or buses.
Staff members and bus drivers are not allowed to direct vehicles to pass school buses while the flashing red lights are illuminated.
In the event that a police officer or Registry of Motor Vehicles officer is present, the bus driver at the direction of the on-site officer may shut off the flashing red lights. The officer may direct vehicle traffic to pass a bus while it is loading or discharging students. This is the only time vehicles are allowed to pass a school bus while it is loading or discharging students.
Adopted: June 5, 2014