I noticed today a bus stopped in front of a strip of houses that is separated from the main road by a long concrete divider. If you are driving in the same direction as the stopped bus, do you need to stop for the bus even if there's a physical barrier between you and the bus? I drove by slowly at first but then stopped midway because I was uncertain if I could pass by. Will I get ticketed/fined for this?
You shouldn't get a ticket if the roadways are separated by a barrier or area in which vehicles can't travel.
An operator on a highway having separate roadways is not required to stop:
(1) for a school bus that is on a different roadway;
For the purposes of this section:
(1) a highway is considered to have separate roadways only if the highway has roadways separated by an intervening space on which operation of vehicles is not permitted, a physical barrier, or a clearly indicated dividing section constructed to impede vehicular traffic
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