Police are reminding motorists to stop their vehicles once they see a school bus open its stop sign to ensure the safety of students as the summer semester began across UAE schools on Sunday.
Brig Khalifa Al Khaili, director of the traffic and patrols directorate at Abu Dhabi police central operations, said that motorists who fail to stop their vehicles behind school buses that have their stop signs open will receive a fine of Dh1,000 and 10 black points.
“School bus drivers will also be issued a fine of Dh500 and six black points if they fail to open the stop sign when students are going in and out of the bus,” said Brig Al Khaili.
Motorists should stop at a distance of at least five meters if the school bus sign is open.
Brig Al Khaili also noted that traffic patrols will be intensified on roads to catch traffic rule violators.