Deputies to Crack Down on Drivers Not Stopping For Buses

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — One day into the return of school, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office wants to make sure drivers are following the law.

  • Last school year saw 34 citations given to drivers
  • Re-learn the lessons of the road when it comes to school buses

Deputies are cracking down on drivers Tuesday morning who are not stopping for school buses on Goldenrod Road from State Road 50 to State Road 408.

The biggest mistake, according to the Sheriff’s Office, is when drivers do not stop for a school bus on a road with a flat, paved median.

The section of Goldenrod Road has been a problem spot.

Spectrum News 13 was out with the Sheriff’s Office at the end of the school year, back in May. In just one day, the deputies handed out 34 citations and each driver got a $269 ticket.

When a school bus extends its stop sign and puts on its red flashing lights, drivers have to stop if they are on a two-lane or multi-lane paved road.

The only time drivers do not have to stop is if there is a barrier or grass in the median and they are traveling in the opposite direction of the bus.

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