Dh1,000 fine if you ignore school bus stop sign

Violators will also get 10 black points, say Abu Dhabi Police

Abu Dhabi Police warned motorists to stop when they see the stop signs of school buses or face a fine of Dh1,000 and 10 black points.

Also, school bus drivers who fail to open the stop sign while dropping off students will be slapped with a Dh500 fine and six black points.

It asked motorists to follow prescribed speed limits near schools. Police also urged parents not to allow children, who are below 10 years of age or below 145 centimetres of height, to sit in the front seats of their vehicles.

The Abu Dhabi Police ran an extensive campaign, ‘Let Us Cross’, to educate school bus drivers and other motorists about the safe driving rules to enhance safety of students and urge motorist to stop when they see the stop sign of school buses on the side of the road.

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Know the law and drive safe.

Ignoring the stop signs of school buses on roads could entail a fine of Dh1,000, Abu Dhabi traffic authorities have warned motorists.

Stop arms on the sides of school buses automatically drops open when it halts to pick up or let off students, indicating to other road users to wait until the child is safely out of the way.

Drivers who stop at a distance of less than five metres from the bus will be fined Dh1,000 and 10 black points marked against their driving licence.

Motorists in both directions must stop if it’s a one-way street. If the street is two-way, the driver headed in the same direction of the bus must stop.

The law also fines bus drivers Dh500 and six black points if they fail to display the stop arm when picking up or dropping off pupils.

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