School bus driver allows kids to drive the bus. Is that legal? Short answer no no it is not. In fact see what happens to the drive. What were they thinking is anyone's guess. ABCNews.go.com; Indiana bus driver arrested for allowing students to drive bus; Mark Osborne; September 23, 2018.So here we have a school bus driver picking up a hitchhiker is that legal? Short answer under investigation. 5NewsOnline.com; Vian School Bus Driver Under Investigation For Picking Up Hitchhiker; cjoellison and 5NEWS Web Staff; September 18, 2017.