Sec. 24-124.† Buses required to stop at railroad grade crossings.

 

(a)†† The driver of any motor bus carrying passengers for hire, or of any school bus, before crossing at grade any track of a railroad, shall stop such vehicle within fifty (50) feet but not less than fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail of such railroad and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions along such track for any approaching train, and for signals indicating the approach of a train, except as provided in this chapter, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely.† After stopping as required by this section and upon proceeding when it is safe to do so, the driver of any such vehicle shall cross only in such gear of the vehicle that there will be no necessity for changing gears while traversing such track and the driver shall not shift gears while crossing such track.

 

(b)†† No stop shall be made at any such crossing where a police officer or a crossing flagman directs traffic to proceed, or an abandoned or exempted grade crossing which is clearly marked as such by or with the consent of competent authority, when such markings can be read from the driverís position.

State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 60-6,177.