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Dina Ruppert
District No 7 Elem. School
Grades K-2



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Operation STOP ARM
Stop Arm Camera Pilot Program in NC

Stoparm violation reports have been collected by North Carolina public schools since 1999 and they reveal a persistent problem which exposes school children to danger at bus stops. Visit here to learn how NC is using new camera technology that may reduce these serious offenses and to see actual video of stop arm violations captured by these cameras.


Stop Arm Violation Law & Video open a new web page

Stop Arm Violation Statistics:

Stop Arm Violation Statistics Summary (2014)

The Bus Stops Here Video
Reducing Illegal Passing of Stopped School Buses open a new web page

Stop Arm Report - A Cooperative Program to Reduce Incidents of Vehicles Passing Stopped School Buses in a Coastal Region of North Carolina

STN Presentation - School Bus Stop Arm Passing (2001)

Stop Arm Awareness in the NEWS School Bus Laws: When to Stop School Buses go high tech to ensure student's safety open a new web page Dare to pass a school bus? Troopers enforce Operation Stop Arm week
open a new web page Troopers bring safety message to State Fair open a new web page
WNCT Eyewitness News: Carteret County tracking drivers who speed past school bus stop arm open a new web page

Videos (right click and select 'save as' to download)

Your School Bus Passenger Stop - Consistency Makes the Difference (6:47 min)
windows media video (60 MB) or real player (4.8 MB)

Stop Arm Violation Awareness Posters & Banners

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Violation Forms

School Bus Illegal Passing Data COLLECTION Form
School Bus Illegal Passing Data TALLY Sheet (2014)
Report of violation of School Bus Law (G. S. 20-2 17) (MS Doc file) or (PDF file)

Legislation (House/Senate Bills)

2009 Law (440): Camera & Video evidence may be used to prosecute Stoparm Violations + stiffer Penalties
2007 Law (924): Introduces Class I Felony, Removes the 8" Signage requirement that defined a school bus, and requires a School Bus be painted yellow.
006 Law (2880): No Prayer for Judgement (PJC) for Stoparm Violations
2005 Law (1400): Increased Penalty for Stoparm Violations
2001 Law (774): Rental Companies must notify Renters of law forbidding passing a stopped School Bus

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