NC Highway Patrol "aggressively enforcing" traffic violations around school busses this week
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be aggressively enforcing stop arm and other traffic violations in and around school zones and school bus stops.
The operation will run daily from 6:00 a.m. today through 5:00 p.m. on Friday and runs in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week.
About 14,000 school buses travel North Carolina highways and they transport nearly 800,000 children to and from school.
Passing a stopped school bus is a Class I misdemeanor and, If convicted, a person will get five points on their driver’s license and pay fines up to $500.
Passing a stopped school bus is a Class I felony if the driver hits a student and a Class H felony if the violation results in a death.