Pass A School Bus, Get A Ticket! Drivers Ticketed In Crackdown

By on May 5, 2016 in WNDB News

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Volusia County, FL- VCSO deputies were on various bus routes on Wednesday and handed out six tickets in western Volusia County for illegally passing school buses. PIO Gary Davidson said that similar traffic enforcement operations are run periodically to improve safety and raise awareness about the rules of sharing the road with school buses. All drivers should know that they are required to come to a full stop when a school bus displays it’s stop signal and has it’s flashing lights on.

Florida Statute 316.172 requires drivers to bring their vehicle to a full stop when approaching a school bus displaying a stop signal. Vehicles aren’t allowed to pass the school bus until the signal has been withdrawn. The only exceptions are when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction of a stopped school bus is on a divided roadway with an unpaved space of at least five feet, a raised median or a physical barrier. Violations result in a minimum $271 fine.

Citations were issued to 73 drivers in total along bus routes in Orange City, Deltona and DeBary during morning and afternoon. Six were for passing a stopped school bus, 63 were for speeding and the other four were for various violations.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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