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Video: Watch Out for School Bus Cameras

Drivers who pass a school bus could face up to a $1,000 fine.

As Cobb County students head back to school, motorists are reminded to stop for school buses.

The buses are equipped with cameras to detect dangerous situations when drivers disregard the bus "Stop Sign" while loading or unloading students. Watch the video above for important information on the program and how to keep Cobb children safe. 

Drivers who pass a school bus could face up to a $1,000 fine, and if he or she is younger than 21, a mandatory license suspension. 

Georgia laws on stopping for schools buses, according to the Stop Arm Project, include:
  1. Two-lane roadway: When school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.
  2. Two-lane roadway with a center turning lane: When school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop. 
  3. Four-lane roadway without a median separation: When school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.
  4. Roadway of four lanes or more with a center turning lane: When school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.
  5. Divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation: When school bus stops for passengers, only traffic following the bus must stop.

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