One week from Tuesday, students in Montgomery County will be heading back to school.
Police want to remind drivers to watch out for kids walking to class or getting on and off the school bus.
Last year, Montgomery County Public Schools installed cameras on 25 buses and found that 20,000 people passed stopped school buses. This year, they’re putting those cameras on another 500 buses, in hopes of better enforcing the law.
“That’s appalling. It’s unacceptable, and we have to do better. That comes out to be over 120 people passing a school bus a day,” said Captain Thomas Didone, Montgomery County Police.
The fine for passing a stopped school bus is $250, unless you’re stopped by a police officer, in which case the fine is $570 and three points on your license.