As part of the City’s Accident Reduction Campaign, the Garden Grove Police Department conducted a school bus operation on Friday, September 8, 2017. The purpose of the operation was to educate drivers on the importance of stopping for school buses that are stopped to load and unload students. The operation was funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety.
For the purpose of loading and unloading students, the vehicle code specifies that drivers cannot pass a school bus when it is flashing red lights, with its “STOP” sign out.
Officer Thomas Capps, a member of the Accident Reduction Team, stated, “With students back in school, the Garden Grove Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a school bus operation to ensure the safety of children and parents at designated school bus stops. If you watch the live streaming of the operation, you can see drivers ignore the school bus signals and drive past the bus.”
The operation resulted in 12, $700 citations issued.
For more information, contact the Garden Grove Police Department Community Liaison Division at (714) 741-5760.