school bus safety

September 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Top 10 for Aug 25-31

With school about to start, it’s not unusual that some of our top stories are from the education beat: increased fines for passing a school bus and mold at Sherwood High. Public safety news includes an update in the Catherine Hoggle case and a bicycle theft. And a piece on Montgomery County sending crews to […]

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August 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Fine For Passing a Stopped School Bus Has Increased (VIDEO)

The start of the 2017-18 school year for students in Montgomery County Public Schools system is just days away and starting this school, drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus will pay a heftier fine. Maryland state law requires motorists to stop when the bus displays flashing red lights and remained stopped until the […]

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September 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Urge the Community to Put Safety First (VIDEO)

Students in Montgomery County walk to school, ride their bicycles, or take the school bus. Montgomery County Police are reminding drivers to be extra careful as students travel to and from school. More than 156,000 students headed back to class on Aug. 31. Police Chief Thomas Manger said approximately 160 crossing guards were deployed to help […]

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August 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Remind Motorists to “Respect the Bus” (VIDEO)

Police are reminding drivers to “respect the bus.”  Over 1,950 violations were written in the first 18 months of the county’s automated school bus camera program.  Captain Tom Didone says the Montgomery County Police Department will have extra police officers on patrol this week for the start of the school year.  

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August 19, 2014 | Sonya Burke

School Bus Safety (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools officials have produced a new public service announcement about school bus safety. Take a look:

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