My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Pennsylvania
In our neighborhood we have a special needs child who is brought home by a small yellow bus. It does not have markings of a school, but it has the flashing lights and the stop sign arm that is the same as any schoolbus.
The bus drops off the child everyday literally into her driveway by means of a hydrolic lift. This takes a minimum of five minutes. Then the driver assists the parent into the house and usually stays inside for about another five minutes. So in total, by the time the bus stops, it is 10 to 15 minutes before the driver gets back in the bus and resumes the road.
I'm wondering if this is proper procedure to keep the flashing lights on in this way and block traffic for this amount of time. Especially since the hydrolic lift places the child on her driveway.
There are no other children who exit the bus. There is no chance the child could be injured unless a car drove onto the sidewalk.
Thank you for any information.