Alachua County Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Illegal Passing of School Buses
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office and other agencies will take part in Operation Bluebird. They'll be looking out for drivers who pass a school bus that has stopped to pick up or drop off students.
A driver passing on the left gets a $194 fine. That amount goes up to $294 if you pass on the right and the driver must appear in court.
"We're throwing this issue of child safety back up in the forefront and telling people pay close attention to what that bus is doing. Stop if the arms are out and pay attention to the kids."
On a two-lane road, drivers traveling in both directions must stop for a school bus. On a divided highway with a raised median, only those going the same way as the school bus must stop.
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