STOP: It’s the Law
Operation Stop Arm enforces Georgia’s School Bus Stop Law:
- Two-lane roadway: When school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.
- Two-lane roadway with a center turning lane: When school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.
- Four-lane roadway without a median separation: When school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.
- Roadway of four lanes or more with a center turning lane: When school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.
- Divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation: When school bus stops for passengers, only traffic following the bus must stop.
Decreasing your speed will reduce serious hazards and promote safety awareness. It is important to follow these laws for the safety of bus passengers, and all drivers on the road as well. Failure to comply can result in fines up to a $1000, up to 6 points on a driving record, and other penalties. Promote safety awareness on the road by being vigilant and aware of these laws.
For more information visit: http://www.operationstoparm.info/ or contact Sheri Lewis 404.218.5461 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Driving Safety for Back to School
Fleet Drivers are constantly on the road and must be extra vigilant with their safe driving practices. Increased traffic congestion, school bus loading and unloading, kids walking to bus stops, and parent pick ups or drop offs, increase the need for extra safety precautions. Georgia Department of Transportation has provided precautions that drivers should take to promote safety:
• Pay attention to school zone flashing beacons and obey school zone speed limits.
• Obey school bus laws.
o Stop behind/do not pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
o If the lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, opposing traffic must stop unless it is
on a divided highway with a grass or concrete median.
• Watch for students gathering near bus stops, and for kids arriving late, who may dart into the
street. Children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks.
It is imperative that all fleet drivers are properly educated and trained on safety practices. Click here for more information on Fleet Management education and training programs.