That yellow flashing light means the bus is preparing to stop; the red light means children are getting on or off. A bus stop is less than a minute, but that’s all it takes for something bad to happen.
The bus can control two lanes: the lane it’s in and the next lane over. On a divided highway with a median, the cars behind the bus must top, but the cars on the other side do not. On a two-lane road, all traffic — behind and in front of the bus — must stop.
Avoid the ticket, and more importantly, keep our kids safe; watch for the red lights and stop!