The title almost seems like an Onion heading, doesn't it?

The answer seems quite obvious, when the red lights flash and the stop sign is extended from the bus.

BUT, the MaineDOT put out a Facebook post to remind motorists before school starts up what to do in different circumstances, especially when it comes to multiple lanes.

The post shows three scenarios that you may come across when a bus stops and has students boarding.  Lawfully you must stop and the MaineDOT has three scenarios to share: the two lane stop, the multi-lane paved across stop, and the divided highway stop.

For the two lanes, the graphic reads:

Vehicles traveling in both directions MUST stop.

For multi-laned paved across scenario reads:

Vehicles traveling in both directions MUST stop.

For the divided highway (Unpaved space, with a minimum of 5 feet, OR any raised median or physical barrier):

Vehicles behind bus MUST stop.  Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction proceed with caution.

 

Watch for school zones and kids walking to school in the coming weeks.