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Georgia’s School Bus Laws: What to Know

By Butler Prather LLP on December 19, 2022

It is crucial for individuals to know how to operate safely around school buses. The lives of children are on the line if individuals operate their vehicles negligently when a school bus comes to a stop on the roadway. Here, we want to review Georgia’s school bus laws so you have a thorough understanding of your responsibilities around these vehicles. Georgia and Operation Stop Arm In the state of Georgia, “Operation Stop Arm” was created in order to call attention to the importance of school bus laws. This program addressed specifics about when individuals are required to stop for a…

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Georgia School Bus Laws

By Butler Prather LLP on June 10, 2021

We all see school buses on the road and likely have the same thought – “Please do not stop while I am behind you.” Even though riding behind a school bus can sometimes be an inconvenience, the reality is that there are very strict laws in the state of Georgia concerning how drivers react and respond when a school bus is on the roadway. Here, we want to guess what the law says about how drivers are supposed to respond depending on the type of roadway drivers are operating on. When You Have to Stop for a School Bus When…

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Why Don’t Georgia Buses Have Seat Belts?

By Butler Prather LLP on March 20, 2018

Seat belts on buses are not always a safe option, and not every jurisdiction requires them. There are also specific laws concerning school buses, public transportation, and common carriers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the Department of Transportation, requires seat belts for every seat in buses weighing less than 10,000 pounds. The federal government does not have any clear laws concerning seat belts for larger buses. The Georgia Department of Public Health recommends that all children age five or younger should wear seatbelts if available. GA Laws Regarding School Bus Seat Belts Georgia law has…

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