DRIVERS are urged to slow down to avoid hefty fines when children return to school.
Back to school means the streets will soon be occupied by crowded school buses and crowded crosswalks.
From September 1st, the police will crack down on drivers who break traffic rules to ensure the safety of students.
One of the most dangerous reopening traffic violations is overtaking a school bus with the emergency stop sign off.
According to an NBC affiliate, North Texas police officers will monitor the problem for the first few weeks of the school year by riding school buses.
NBC5 said there were a dozen traffic delays related to the problem in just one day.
Officials plan to continue their diligent efforts until the number of tickets and subpoenas decreases.
Texas residents can be fined up to $1,250 for a first violation.
Likewise, California residents can face fines of up to $1,000 and a driver’s license suspension.
A first conviction in New York can result in a fine of between $200 and $400 and/or 30 days in prison, with second and third convictions carrying higher fines and longer prison terms.
The New York State DMV states that fatalities caused by passing motorists include factors such as motorists’ claims that they did not have time to wait, motorists’ claims that they could not see the flashing lights, and the fact that motorists had a total disregard for the law and child safety.