(1) The driver of a vehicle overtaking or meeting any bus which has stopped and is displaying two (2) alternately flashing red lights located at the same level, or any Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) bus which has stopped and is displaying two (2) supplemental simultaneously flashing lamps located at the same level as authorized by MCLA § 257.698a and signs on the back and front of the bus identifying the bus as one that is transporting students shall bring the vehicle to a full stop at least ten (10) feet from the bus and shall not proceed until the bus resumes motion or the visual signals are no longer actuated. The driver of the bus, before resuming motion, shall deactivate flashing lights and permit stopped traffic to proceed and shall when resuming motion proceed in such a manner as to allow congested traffic to disperse by keeping the bus as near to the right side of the road as can be done with safety.
(2) Passengers crossing the road upon being discharged from a bus shall cross in front of the stopped bus.
(3) At an intersection where traffic is controlled by an officer or a traffic stop-and-go signal, a vehicle need not be brought to a full stop before passing a stopped bus, but may proceed past the bus at a speed not greater than is reasonable and proper and in no event greater than ten (10) miles an hour with due caution for the safety of passengers being received or discharged from the bus.
(4) Signs giving notice of this section shall be posted upon or at the entrances to the City of Flint and shall be sufficiently legible as to be seen by an ordinarily observant person.
No bus driver shall stop his bus for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers unless the bus in clearly visible in its stopped position to approaching or overtaking drivers of vehicles for a distance of at least five hundred (500) feet.
The driver of a vehicle upon any highway which has been divided into two (2) roadways by leaving an intervening space, or by a physical barrier, or clearly indicated dividing sections so constructed so as to impede vehicular traffic, need not stop upon meeting a bus which has stopped across the dividing space, barrier or section.
In any proceeding for a violation of this section, proof that the particular vehicle described in the citation, complaint or warrant was in violation of this section, together with proof that the defendant named in the citation, complaint or warrant was, at the time of the violation, the registered owner of the vehicle, shall constitute in evidence a presumption that the registered owner of the vehicle was the driver of the vehicle at the time of violation.
(Ord. 2582, passed 1-17-1977; Ord. 3217, passed 9-23-1992)
Vehicular traffic hazard; front and rear warning lamps, MCLA 257.698a