Yesterday, the governor’s wife, Sandra Deal was in Effingham County promoting the “Stop Means Stop” campaign. The campaign encourages drivers to stop for school buses.
Georgia law requires all drivers to stop travelling in both directions when a bus activates its stop arm. Drivers going in the opposite direction can continue driving if a median or barrier separates the lanes.
Sherriff’s deputies handed out seven tickets to motorists that violated the law yesterday. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 for breaking the law and receive six points on their license.
School bus safety is a very important issue in Georgia. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Georgia has the led the country in fatalities related to school buses for the past two years.
The Savannah Morning News reports that since 1995, 11 kids in Georgia have been killed getting on or off of a school bus.
The Eichholz Law Firm urges all drivers to stop for school buses. If your child was injured by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to legal recourse. Contact The Eichholz Law Firm to explore your legal options.
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