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Already Over 200 ‘Stop Arm’ School Bus Violators Since October in F.C.

F.C. POLICE CHIEF Mary Gavin told the F.C. Council that over 200 citations from the City's new camera-documented 'stop arm' violations for failure to stop in the presence of a school bus dropping off or taking students have been issued in the last six months. (Photo: News-Press)
F.C. POLICE CHIEF Mary Gavin told the F.C. Council that over 200 citations from the City’s new camera-documented ‘stop arm’ violations for failure to stop in the presence of a school bus dropping off or taking students have been issued in the last six months. (Photo: News-Press)

Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin told the Falls Church City Council tonight that since into effect last Oct. 1, there are already 201 fines charged to motorists in the City for violation of newly camera-documented failure to stop when school buses are stopped and flashing their lights to take or let off students in the City. At $200 a pop, these fines have cost violators in The Little City a whopping $40,200 in just six months.

Chief Gavin said that number doesn’t include 31 citations that were thrown out upon review because of the strict circumstances required to issue a citation, including that a bus must be stopped, flashing its lights and with children involved.