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State attorney general weighs in on new law about when to stop for school buses
A change in state law this year that prompted confusion about when and whether motorists are required to stop when traveling in the opposite direction of a school bus loading or unloading students has prompted the state’s attorney general to weigh in. In the “unofficial opinion” issued on Monday, Aug. 20, the Office of Attorney General Chris Carr stated, “… I conclude that Georgia law does not require a vehicle traveling on a three or five lane road divided by a center turn lane to stop for a school bus that is stopped on the opposite side of the road with its visual signals engaged.”