Reminder on School Bus Laws


The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone of how important it is to respect a school bus that is loading or unloading students. A video posted to the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page shows the dangers of passing a school bus, as well as the penalty. Alabama law dictates that a driver must stop while a school bus is loading or unloading. Passing a stopped school bus may result in fees of at least 400 dollars for first offense, more fees, suspension of your driver’s license, and community service for a second and third offense, and the fourth offense is a felony with up to ten years in prison. The county has also installed cameras on the sides of the buses in order to record anyone who attempts to pass a stopped bus.

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