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Bus stop arm cameras
If the bill is passed, school districts can set up bus stop-arm cameras. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Brunswick County Schools are teaming up to catch people who pass stopped school buses.

Operation Safe Ride will take place several days throughout the next few weeks.

In addition to deputies on routine patrol, others will be assigned to tag-team specific routes notorious for stop-arm violations. One deputy will be on the bus with the driver to alert their partner in a patrol car who will be nearby ready to issue a citation.

“Nothing is more important than the safety of our children,” said Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram. “An operation like this not only raises awareness and reminds motorists to be especially vigilant when school buses are on the road, it also reassures our community that we are committed to keeping our children safe by enforcing the laws pertaining to school buses. I am grateful to Brunswick County Schools for their willingness to join us in this operation.”

A similar campaign has been conducted for the past two years.

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