This morning I was driving on a 7 lane street (3 lane each direction and one turning lane) when a school bus started to slow down. It was on the right-most lane, and I was in the left-most. (Going in the same direction.) The light were flashing yellow and I was not far behind, so I decided I could pass it given that I was going the speed limit. (45). As I was midway through passing the bus, the sign sprung out (as I passed the bus driver's seat). I thought I was okay, because there was no way to stop in such a short distance. So kept going. A few hundred feet down the road I was pulled over and cited for passing a loading school bus. I've heard this is a huge fine, and can have huge consequences. I would like to avoid them. I just didn't think I could safely stop in such a short distance.