SR6,000 Fine for Passing Stopped School Bus

The Saudi General Directorate of Traffic has introduced a fine of between SR3,000 and SR6,000 for motorists that dangerously pass by school buses that have stopped to pick up and drop off children.
SR6,000 Fine for Passing Stopped School Bus
By David Westley
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The Saudi General Directorate of Traffic (Muroor) has warned motorists against passing by school buses that stop to pick up and drop off children. Violators could be issued with a fine of between SR3,000 and SR6,000.

The directorate stressed the importance of adhering to traffic instructions when transporting students, and the need to guide children on the right way to get off the vehicle from the right side to ensure their safety and reduce the chances of accidents.

Introduction of the new fine comes with the beginning of the second school semester. The directorate called on students not to approach moving vehicles once they reach schools, and not to cross streets until vehicles completely stop allowing them to pass.

In October a 5-year-old Saudi boy died after being left on a school bus in Qatif. 

Hassan Alawi passed away after the driver left the vehicle without checking whether any students were still inside.

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