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Ask a Trooper: When a bus doesn't have to stop at the tracks

And when it does.

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Question: I have noticed that some of the local express shuttle buses do not stop at railroad crossings. I thought all buses were supposed to stop before crossing railroad tracks. Can you talk about this?

Answer: If it is a school bus or Head Start (early childhood programs, etc.) bus then they are required to stop whether loaded or not. For other buses, the law requires loaded buses to stop for railroad crossings. If there are no passengers then they do not need to stop.

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Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol
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If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us ).

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