Big Bear, Ca, August 24, 2010, 3:00pm – With school back in session, school buses are once again out and about, picking up and dropping off children. The Bear Valley Unified School District bus drivers would like to remind motorists of rules of the road concerning school buses. BVUSD bus stops are located through out the valley, with some stops located on busy roadways such as Big Bear Blvd. and North Shore Drive. The law requires the driver of a school bus to activate the red lights at all times when stopped for the purpose of loading and unloading students. Motorists must stop on a two-lane road when a bus is stopped with red lights flashing, however, on a four lane divided highway, such as the Big Bear Blvd between Pine Knot and Stanfield, the opposing two lanes of travel do not stop. There will be times when you see a school bus in the process of loading or unloading students and the red lights will not be on. That is because there are some exemptions for the school bus in certain situations. We urge you to pass any bus pulled over with caution, as children can be unpredictable no matter how safe the situation. For more information, please call school transportation at 584-7658.
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