The Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers are going to start riding on or following school buses in East Texas to catch motorists breaking the law, reports the Marshall News Messenger.
The troopers in 14 different school districts will be riding school buses to catch motorists who break the law, particularly when school buses are picking up and dropping off students.
Texas law says that a driver must stop on both sides of the road, unless separated by a physical barrier, if a school bus is stopped and operating a signal.
They are allowed to resume driving if the school bus starts driving, the operator is signaled by the bus driver to proceed, or if the visual signal is no longer operated.
Violating the law could cost drivers as much as $1,250 in fines.
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