Camden County Emergency Management Agency, Camden County Schools, Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Kingsland Police Department, and St. Marys Police Department will join forces December 10 – 14, 2018, in conducting Operation Safe Stop.
Operation Safe Stop is designed to increase public awareness on school bus safety issues associated with drivers illegally passing a stopped school bus when children are boarding or exiting. Local law enforcement agencies will conduct enforcement operations against drivers who violate the State law.
During the 2018-2019 school year there have been an increasing number of motorists failing to obey the law and stop while school buses are loading and off-loading students. Law enforcement will begin monitoring school bus routes ensuring drivers do not pass school buses while students are getting on and off the buses.
All Camden County drivers should understand the law about passing school buses. Once the flashing lights of the school bus have turned red and stop signs have extended from the side of the bus, it is against the law for any motor vehicle to pass the stopped school bus.