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Children in Florida head back to school and buses will be back on the roads! Here is your friendly reminder of when to stop. If you are traveling on a two-lane or multi-lane highway WITHOUT a dirt, grass or barrier median, you MUST STOP. ???????? #BackToSchool #SchoolBusSafety #FirstWeekOfSchool

As of January 1, 2021, the penalties for failure to stop for a school bus double.

The penalty for failure to stop for a school bus goes from a minimum $100 to $200 and if a second offense is committed in 5 years, the person’s license will be suspended for up to 1 year.

The penalty for passing a school bus on the side that children enter and exit when the school bus displays a stop signal goes from a minimum of $200 to $400 and if a second offense is committed in 5 years, the person’s license can be suspended up to 2 years.

Your phone must be hands-free in a school zone.