'No tolerance' on bus stops

Flomaton police chief to crackdown on passing stopped buses

Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson is issuing a warning: there will be zero tolerance for motorists passing stopped school buses while the bus' emergency lights and stop sign are visible.

"We have received numerous complaints in regard to vehicles passing buses while they were stopped to load and unload children," Thompson said. "This is very unacceptable and against the law."

Thompson noted that Alabama law requires the driver of a vehicle to stop while either approaching or passing a school bus that is stopped with emergency lights flashing.

A first conviction of passing a stopped scho...

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