Last week, police and registry inspectors caught at least 76 Massachusetts drivers for allegedly failing to stop for school buses picking up or dropping off student passengers. The annual event has been called “Operation Yellow Blitz” and is aimed at reminding those drivers that they must stop when a bus’s flashing red light goes on.
The Registry of Motor Vehicles fields thousands of complaints from police, school bus drivers, and parents about drivers who fail to stop for a school bus, creating a safety issue on the road. First-time offenders face a $250 citation. Those who receive a second violation within two years face a $1,000 fine and a six-month driver’s license suspension.
Last year, 60 Massachusetts communities set up surveillance teams for Operation Yellow Blitz, resulting in citations for 69 drivers.
Registry sting nabs alleged stop-light violators, Boston Herald, October 21, 2009
If you or your child has been injured in a school bus accident, please contact a Massachusetts bus accident attorney to discuss your legal options.