EPCSO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE DRIVER SAFETY August 21, 2017

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EPCSO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE DRIVER SAFETY

August 21, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is launching an initiative that will focus on a weekly basis on a specific traffic violation.

The goal is to promote driver safety and awareness throughout El Paso County.

The week of August 21st, Sheriff’s Office deputies will be increasing its enforcement on Passing a School Bus violations.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Traffic violation of the Week

Passing a School Bus

Sec. 545.066. PASSING A SCHOOL BUS

OFFENSE. (a) An operator on a highway, when approaching from either direction a school bus stopped on the highway to

receive or discharge a student:

(1)shall stop before reaching the school bus when the bus is operating a visual signal as required by Section

547.701; and

(2) may not proceed until:

(A) the school bus resumes motion;

(B) the operator is signaled by the bus driver to proceed; or

(C) the visual signal is no longer actuated.

(b) An operator on a highway having separate roadways is not required to stop:

(1) for a school bus that is on a different roadway; or

(2) if on a controlled-access highway, for a school bus that is stopped:

(A) in a loading zone that is a part of or adjacent to the highway; and

(B) where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.

(c) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1,250

Published 21 August 2017 08:41 AM by lantunez

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