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Chapter 8. Traffic Code

Sec. 8-44. School buses and school crossing guards.

(1) Signal required. Pursuant to the authority granted by 349.21 Wis. Stats. it is required that school bus operators operating in the residence or business district, when pupils or other authorized passengers are to be loaded or unloaded at a location at which there are no crosswalks or traffic signals, and such persons must cross the street or highway before being loaded or after being unloaded, shall actuate red flashing warning lights before stopping to load or unload pupils or other authorized passengers, and such lights shall not be extinguished until loading or unloading is completed and persons who must cross the highway are safely across.

(2) Compliance with school crossing guard. All persons shall comply with any lawful order, signal or discretion of a member of a school crossing guard when in the course of their regular duties. No operator of a motor vehicle shall fail or refuse to stop for a crossing guard when, in the performance of his duties, he directs by use of sign or signal.

(3) Required stop for school bus flashing red lights. No operator of a vehicle which approaches the rear or front of a school bus which has stopped on a street or highway and which is displaying flashing red warning lights shall proceed until having stopped his vehicle not less than 20 feet from the bus and having remained stopped until the bus resumes operation or until the operator extinguishes the flashing red signal lights.

(Code 1982, 7.13)