Pennsylvania's driving laws for school buses would also apply to school vans under a bill to be introduced in the state House of Representatives.
The legislation, authored by Rep. Gary Williams, D-Philadelphia, would require school van drivers to activate the four-way flashers at least 100 feet before stopping, or at least 300 feet when traveling at speeds more than 35 miles per hour.
Other drivers would not be permitted to pass the school van when it is stopped to pick up or drop off children, or when the van has four-way flashers activated. Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction on a divided highway would be exempt.
Violators would face a $250 fine.