The police and school system have been out in the Roswell community this week in observance of National School Bus Safety Week.
“No other traffic violation puts school children at as much risk as cars passing a school bus while loading and unloading children,” said Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant.
Here's more from the Fulton County School System, which has specifics on violations in Roswell:
Earlier this week, officers were stationed at two Roswell bus stops – Holcomb’s Pond on Holcomb Bridge Road and ARIUM North Point on Alpharetta Highway – to catch lawbreakers. An unmarked police car waited at the bus stop and as the bus arrived, the officers would radio the descriptions of speeding cars to a waiting patrol car up the street.
On Tuesday alone, 26 cars were pulled over for improperly passing a school bus and six were ticketed for speeding in a school zone. Those being charged face up to $1,000 in court fines and six points on their driving record.
“This is a proactive collaboration between Fulton County School Police and the Roswell Police Department to protect our children,” said Mark Muma, director of the Fulton school district’s Safety and Security Department. “Our goal is to make safety a priority for everyone in the community, not just students and parents.”