Corinth police have initiated a zero-tolerance policy after receiving multiple complaints about drivers passing school buses.
Police said they have validated the complaints regarding drivers passing school buses loading and unloading children.
“We want to remind all drivers of the law and stress the importance of adhering to it,” Lt. Jimmie Gregg said.
The top priority of the department, according to a recent news release, is the safety of reisdents, especially children.
According to the Texas Traffic Code, motorists must stop before reaching school buses when the bus is operating red flashing lights or a stop sign. Drivers may not proceed until the bus resumes motion, the driver is signaled by the bus driver to proceed, or the red flashing light or stop sign is no longer activated.
Police said officers will be actively looking for violators. Officers who observe a motorist failing to stop and remain stopped for a school bus will be issued a citation that carries a fine ranging from $200 to $1,000, the release said.
— Megan Gray