2020 Mississippi Code
Title 37 - Education
Chapter 41 - Transportation of Pupils
§ 37-41-55. Duties of driver of school transportation vehicle used to transport pupils upon approaching railroad crossing or highway intersection
- The driver of every school transportation vehicle used to transport pupils, on approaching any railroad crossing, shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop within fifty (50) feet but not less than fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail of the railroad. While stopped, the driver shall open the service door and driver's window, and look and listen for:
- Approaching trains or any other vehicle operated upon the rails for the purpose of maintenance of railroads, including, but not limited to, all hi-rail vehicles and on-track maintenance machines; and
- Signals indicating the approach of a train or other vehicle or machine operated upon the rails.
The driver shall not proceed until the driver has determined that it is safe to proceed.
- The driver of every school transportation vehicle used to transport pupils, on approaching any highway intersection, shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop and shall not proceed until the driver has determined that it is safe to proceed.
- Any driver who fails to bring his vehicle to a complete stop and follow the procedures as herein required is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) for each offense.
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