Miami and Broward School Bus New Updates...

Miami-Dade County has initiated a School Bus Safety Program with the primary goal of reinforcing the legal obligation for drivers to stop for school buses when the stop signal is displayed. This initiative addresses growing concerns surrounding the safety of students during their daily commute to and from school.

During a 30-day grace period, commencing this Monday, the county aims to raise awareness among drivers regarding the gravity of disregarding stopped school buses.

Effective from May 8 onward, individuals found violating this law could be subject to fines amounting to $200.

This collaborative effort between Miami-Dade County and BusPatrol has facilitated the implementation of this measure.

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All school buses within Miami-Dade now feature advanced safety technology, such as stop-arm enforcement cameras. These cameras are specifically designed to capture the license plates of vehicles that unlawfully pass stopped school buses, enabling authorities to issue tickets via mail.

Statistics from the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services indicate an alarming estimated 43.5 million instances of unlawful passing of school buses each academic year in the United States.

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