S.C. Troopers Grinding Down On Stop-Arm Violations
Over 2 thousand violations have been recorded in S.C. since the beginning of the school year.
South Carolina state troopers are getting serious about stop-arm violations.
A stop-arm violation is when drivers refuses to stop for school buses despite the traffic stop signal being visible. Over 2 thousand violations have been recorded in S.C. since the beginning of the school year, but only a snippet of the violations are in Horry County.
Areas that have the most recorded violations include roads near Highway 17 Business, Highway 544, and 4th Avenue in Conway.
Passing a stopped school bus could result in a fine of over $1,000, six points taken from a license, and most importantly could possibly put lives at risk.
Bus drivers are required to report stop arm violations and troopers will use cameras on the bus to track down the drivers.
When a bus is stopped, no vehicle is allowed to pass in either direction on a two-lane road.
On multi-lane roads, those traveling in the same direction as a bus must stop, but if you are travelling on the opposite side of the road, you are not required to stop.