According to the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia law requires vehicles to stop when overtaking or meeting a stopped school bus that is loading or unloading passengers.
Drivers traveling in both directions should stop for a school bus that is displaying its red stop lights and has the stop arm activated, except on a controlled-access highway or when the highway is divided into separate roadways. After stopping, the driver may proceed only when the school bus resumes motion or when the flashing lights are no longer activated. “If you see a driver who is disregarding bus stop signals, please do not hesitate to notify local law enforcement,” said Colonel McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
“Distracted drivers and motorists who speed in school zones also put children in danger,” Colonel McDonough said. State troopers regularly patrol school zones paying close attention to motorists not obeying the posted speed limit.