ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-195

Date Created : 06/09/2009


Co-op Directors
other: Transportation Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Facilities and Transportation - Douglas Eaton, Director
School Bus Notice of Illegal Passing

Regulatory Authority:
Act 1207 of 2009

Contact Person:
Doug Eaton

Phone Number:


Act 1207 of 2009 amended Ark. Code Title 6, Chapter 19, Subchapter 1 by adding the following additional section:

Ark. Code Ann. § 6-19-125. Notice on school buses.
(a) If a school bus is not equipped with an electronic warning device as defined under § 6-19-124, a school district may have printed or otherwise displayed on the exterior of a school bus between the two (2) windows of the rear emergency exit door on a Type C bus or immediately below the rear emergency exit window on a Type D bus the following notification: “It Is A Violation Of Arkansas Law to Pass A School Bus From Any Direction When It Is Stopped To Load Or Unload A Child”.
(b) A school bus that is purchased on or after January 1, 2011, shall be equipped with either:
(1) A notice printed or otherwise displayed as provided under subsection (a) of this section: or
(2) An electronic warning device as defined under § 6-19-124.

The division will be amending the school bus specifications to provide signage as stipulated in paragraph (b).


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