OCEAN CITY, MD – As summer vacation ends and Worcester County students return to the classroom, the Ocean City Police Department is reminding drivers to be cautious while traveling near school busses.
School busses should be expected on the roadways of Ocean City between 7 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. then again between 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. to pick-up and drop-off students. While on Coastal Highway, motorists traveling in the same direction as the school bus must stop when the bus activates flashing red lights. Violators could face a hefty fine and several points on your driver’s license.
The Ocean City Police Department will be conducting enforcement details in reference to school bus safety throughout the school year. Drivers are reminded to slow down and be alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones. Parents should also remind their children to stay on the sidewalk while waiting for the bus and wait for the bus driver’s signal before crossing in front of the bus.