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by: PearlandDotCom Active Indicator LED Icon 5 Site Admin  OP 
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 15, '18 9:59am  
 
With the start of school just around the corner, the Pearland Police Department would like to remind local drivers to be aware of children getting on and off of buses.
 
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At the beginning of last year, the Pearland Police Traffic Unit increased their enforcement of vehicles passing school buses while loading and unloading children. During just a two-day period at the start of the school year, dozens of citations were issued to motorists that passed a stopped school bus with the visual stop signals activated.
 
This year, PPD will again be active in our school zones and will continue to enforce the "Loading and Unloading" of school buses to ensure the safety of students.
 
Please pay attention to school buses as they come to a stop and activate their blinking yellow lights, signaling that they are about to deploy their red stop signs. As a reminder, unless there is a raised median or divided roadway, motorists are also required to stop for the loading and unloading of children when traveling the opposite direction of the bus.
 
Violations such as these pose a significant danger to the children and other motorists along the roadway, which is why warnings will not be issued for this type of violation. The Pearland Police Department would prefer that the violation not happen rather than write a large amount of citations, but will continue to enforce the law until the occurrences cease.
 
Please be mindful of bus traffic and drive safe!
 
To view the Texas law on passing a school bus, visit codes.findlaw.com/tx /transportation-code /transp-sect-545-066 .html
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Unfetteredgypsy Active Indicator LED Icon 5
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 15, '18 10:11am  
Need to keep the students safe!
They are our future
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squidgirl Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 15, '18 10:28am  
I think the most confusing one (and the one I may have been guilty of violating) is the scenario in the middle picture.
@PearlandDotCom Thanks for providing visual aids for us numbskulls! It makes it so much easier than trying to decipher legal language.
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GoOilers2019 Active Indicator LED Icon 1
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 15, '18 11:20am  
Oh wow, that is good to know. I also did not realize the cars needed to stop as shown in the middle picture.
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bbq4life Active Indicator LED Icon 1
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 15, '18 12:22pm  
Good message.
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Dorothy Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 15, '18 1:12pm  
Good reminder for everyone.
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Islifefair Active Indicator LED Icon 3
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 16, '18 12:07am  
Great to remind and review. hate people passing when it is just a medium and worry about getting rear ended
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Peartown98 Active Indicator LED Icon 1
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 16, '18 2:29pm  
Good information! Thank you!
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Stealth83 Active Indicator LED Icon 5
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 16, '18 7:15pm  
Kids were queueing up this morning at 6:10 for the bus when I left for work. Crazy.
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Sophie1 Active Indicator LED Icon 4
~ 3 years, 4 mos ago   Aug 16, '18 11:22pm  
REMEMBER, to also STAY OFF your phone when driving in a school zone!!!
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