Why do vans that are used as buses have to stop at RR crossings? If they are vans they should follow rules of vans not busses! The law for trucks and buses to stop are because of their length as vans and pick ups are shorter and are therefore exempt like cars are. Buses on van chasis are still the same length as regular vans and have the same motors and all, and therefore should not have to treat themselves as full length buses.
In Florida you do not have to stop for school buses on divided highways if the bus is on the other side of the median. Yet, most Floridians consider a center turn lane (suicide lane) as a divider. If a bus does stop in the opposing lanes of this type of highway, many on the other side of the bus continue. I STOP completely as the law states, and almost got hit by a ignorant man in a pick up who passed me at full highway speed while he saw me stopped and the bus lights flashing RED. It is not that much inconvenience to stop for a minuet to let kids out. To rationalize by telling oneself that a center turn lane is a median is really childish.