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8-1556a. Passing church and day care program buses; use of signals. (a) The driver of a vehicle meeting or overtaking from either direction any church bus or day care program bus stopped on the highway shall stop before reaching such church bus or day care program bus when there is in operation on said church bus or day care program bus the flashing red lights specified in subsection (a) of K.S.A. 8-1730, and said driver shall not proceed until such church bus or day care program bus resumes motion or said driver is signaled by the church bus or day care program bus driver to proceed or the flashing red lights and stop signal arm, if any, are no longer actuated.

(b) If a church bus or day care program bus is equipped with visual signals permitted by subsection (b) of K.S.A. 8-1730a, such signals may be actuated by the driver of said church bus or day care program bus only when such vehicle is stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers. A church bus or day care program bus driver shall not actuate said special visual signals: (1) At intersections or other places where traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals or police officers; or (2) in designated loading areas where the bus is entirely off the roadway.

(c) The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways need not stop upon meeting or passing a church bus or day care program bus which is on a separate roadway or when upon a controlled-access highway and the church bus or day care program bus is stopped in a loading zone which is part of or adjacent to such highway and where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.

History: L. 1978, ch. 40, § 4; L. 1980, ch. 43, § 3; July 1.


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