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Students Return to Classes This Week; Stop for School Buses!

Nearly 17,000 students will be returning to classes at St. Mary’s County Public Schools starting on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Private and parochial students return to school on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office remind drivers to slow down, watch out for school buses and be prepared to stop for buses picking up and dropping off students. Allow yourself extra time for your morning and afternoon commute as bus drivers make their stops and be prepared to stop for school buses with their stop signs deployed. Watch for children as you make your way out of residential subdivisions. Drivers are required by state law to stop for school buses that have activated their flashing red lights and to provide at least 20 feet of space from the rear or front of the school bus if approaching from its front. A driver may not proceed until the bus has deactivated its flashing red lights. Yellow lights activated on a school bus indicate that the vehicle is about to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles. Red flashing lights and extended stop arms on a bus […]

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