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III. Keeping a cushion of space around you
Sharing the road with municipal buses

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

  • Mid-block indented bay
  • Indentations immediately before and after intersections
  • Bus-stop areas between two designated parking areas

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. Yielding the right-of-way to buses in this situation is the law.

  1. Mid-block indented bays
  2. An indentation before an intersection
  3. An indentation after an intersection
  4. Bus stops between legally parked cars
Diagram showing how to ride safely with buses