HOWARD COUNTY, Md. — The Howard County Police Department is reminding drivers to stop while children are walking off of school buses.
In Maryland, there is a fine of $250 for illegally passing a school bus.
In a tweet posted on Tuesday, the Howard County Police Department said, "It's #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth and @hcpss students are back from spring break today, so a reminder to STOP for stopped school buses."
The police department released a video from their external school bus cameras showing the number of drivers that continue to drive when school buses are dropping off students.
The police department wrote in a Facebook post: "As you see in this video -- all from this school year on roads in Howard County -- there have been some close calls and, unfortunately, deliberate negligence."
The post later states that all buses in Howard County have external cameras and "not stopping means a $250 fine."
However, the fine for illegally passing a school bus can be lower or be as high as $500 plus the additional court cost at a hearing, according to the Howard County website.