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II. Special safety precautions for school bus drivers
Stopping at railway crossings

School buses must stop at least five metres (16.5 ft.) from the nearest rail at all railway crossings. While stopped, the driver must open the bus door and look and listen for any approaching trains. The driver must not change gears when the bus is actually crossing the tracks. The flashing lights and stop arm must not be activated in this situation.

When stopped for a period of time waiting at an intersection or railway crossing, it is a safe practice to place the gear-shift lever in neu­tral and release the clutch. Always set the parking brake.