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II. Sharing the road
 
Municipal bus bays
 

Many municipal roadways have special indented stopping areas for municipal buses, called bus bays, where passengers can get on and off. There are three types of bus bays:

  • Mid-block indented bays
  • Indentations immediately before and after intersections
  • Bus-stop areas between two designated parking areas (Diagram 2-16).

When a bus in a bus bay begins flashing its left-turn signals, indicating that it is ready to leave the bus bay, and you are approaching in the lane adjacent to the bus bay, you must allow the bus to re-enter traffic.

If you are a bus driver re-entering traffic from a bus bay, flash your left turn signals to indicate that you are ready to leave the bus bay.

This tells other drivers who are approaching in the lane adjacent to the bus bay that you are going to re-enter traffic. Proceed with caution.

A - Mid-block indented bays
B - An indentation before an intersection
C - An indentation after an intersection
D - Bus stops between legally parked cars 


Diagrams showing a bus moving safely by indented bus bays and legally parked cars
Diagram 2-16