BALTIMORE - In anticipation of the first day of school Monday, Baltimore County police are reminding drivers of the stiff penalties for passing school buses with flashing lights.
Maryland law states that vehicles must come to a complete stop on both sides of the street if there is no physical divider or barrier. Drivers who pass the bus before all lights have ceased flashing may face the following consequences:
Drivers who pass school buses while the lights are flashing will receive a citation that carries a maximum payable fine of $570 and a 3-point penalty.
Drivers who stop but then proceed while the lights are flashing will receive a citation that carries a maximum payable fine of $570 and a 2-point penalty.
Children are not always aware of their surroundings and assume that drivers will stop for them. Youngsters also dart into the road without looking first for traffic. Allow room for the frequent stops that happen during the morning pick up and the afternoon drop off.
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