The South Carolina Highway Patrol is working to make sure the roadways are safe for students heading back to school, according to news reports .
The S.C. Highway Patrol has begun increased enforcement along school bus routes around the state, including those in The T&D Region, according to news reports.
Troopers urge parents and teachers to teach children how to get on and off the school bus safely. The also are urging motorists to use extreme caution when nearing a school bus stop or school loading zones.
"Motorists must always stop when they are traveling behind a bus with flashing amber or red lights. Motorists who approach a stopped school bus with flashing red lights from the opposite direction must stop if they are on a two-lane road," according to news reports. "The fine for passing a stopped school bus can be as much as $1,000 and up to 30 days in jail for a first offense."
As an Orangeburg car accident attorney , I urge drivers and students to be safe while traveling to and from school.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Orangeburg.