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40 Drivers Fined for Ignoring School Bus ‘Stop’ Sign in Sharjah

40 Drivers Fined for Ignoring School Bus 'Stop' Sign in Sharjah

In 2023, Sharjah witnessed 40 motorists being fined for disregarding the school bus ‘Stop’ sign, as reported by Sharjah Police. Here are the key details:

Violation Consequences:

  • Ignoring the stop sign on a school bus incurs a hefty fine of Dh1,000 along with 10 black points on the driver’s license, as per the UAE Federal Traffic Law.

Safety Measures:

  • Motorists are obligated to come to a halt in both directions on a two-way road upon seeing the stop sign, maintaining a distance of five meters from the school bus.
  • School bus drivers must display the stop sign when picking up or dropping off students. Failure to do so results in a fine of Dh500 and six black points.

Enforcement and Awareness:

  • Captain Saud Al Shaiba, Director of Traffic Awareness and Traffic Media Branch, emphasizes the importance of adhering to traffic regulations to ensure the safety of students commuting on school buses.

Penalty Reminder:

  • This serves as a reminder to all motorists to respect the ‘Stop’ sign on school buses and prioritize the safety of children during their commute to and from school.
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