In North Carolina more than 14,000 school buses travel state highways daily transporting children to and from school. Most motorists that meet school buses stop as required by North Carolina law. However; on an average school day in North Carolina nearly 2,300 motorists disregard school bus stop arms.
In an effort to promote traffic safety around North Carolina schools, school buses and school bus stops, the Highway Patrol will conduct Operation Stop Arm. The operation will be conducted from 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 24.
Members will be scheduled to aggressively enforce violations of G. S. 20-217 (a) passing a stopped school bus while the bus was displaying its mechanical stop, signal or flashing red stoplights and is stopped for the purpose of receiving of discharging passengers and all traffic around schools in their districts.