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You are driving on a two-lane roadway. A school bus with flashing red lights is stopped ahead. What must you do?

A Stop, no matter which direction you are traveling in.

Under South Carolina law, if you encounter a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing on a two-lane road, you must stop before reaching the bus, whether it is on your side of the road or the opposite side. You must remain stopped until the flashing red lights are turned off or the bus resumes its motion. On a multilane road, however, you must stop only if you are traveling in the same direction as the bus. (Note: The laws on when you must stop for a stopped school bus are different in some other states. When traveling out of state, always check the local traffic laws.) [Stopped School Bus, General Information, South Carolina Driver's Manual]