When you see a school bus stop arm,
Iowa law requires you to stop.
The safety of our kids depends on it.
HELPFUL HINT: In the sections of South Grandview
in Dubuque where it is a divided two-lane road, VEHICLES MUST STOP IN BOTH LANES!
IOWA CODE: QUICK REFERENCE
- Approaching the bus from the FRONT:
“…when meeting a school bus with flashing amber warning lamps shall reduce the vehicle's speed to not more than twenty miles per hour, and shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop when the school bus stops and the stop signal arm is extended.”
- Approaching the bus from the REAR:
“…overtaking a school bus shall not pass a school bus when red or amber warning signal lights are flashing.”
- Approaching the bus from the FRONT with MULTIPLE lanes:
“…two or more lanes in each direction need not stop upon meeting a school bus which is traveling in the opposite direction.” (In Dubuque, this includes highways 20, 61, 151)