Released by Jean Dark with DPS:
As part of National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 19-23), Highway Patrol troopers will ride school buses looking for motorists illegally passing school buses.
"Motorists should remember that state law requires them to stop for a school bus when its red alternating flashing lights are on. Loading and unloading are the most dangerous times for students who ride school buses," said David Baker, DPS Assistant Director-Texas Highway Patrol. "We'll have Highway Patrol troopers riding random school buses across the state, and we'll issue citations to drivers who violate the law."
Motorists who are cited for driving past a stopped school bus whose red alternating flashing lights are activated can expect to pay up to a $1,000 fine.