Bracker drivers warned to stop for school buses

Drivers on Cayman Brac are being warned to stop putting children at risk by failing to stop for school buses during the busy pick-up and drop-off times.

Area Commander, Acting Chief Inspector Adrian Barnett said: ‘We have received complaints from residents about motorists overtaking school buses while children are getting on and off. This is extremely dangerous.’

It is also an offence under the traffic law to pass school buses when their lights are flashing and they have slowed down or stopped to allow children to get on or off.

This applies to vehicles approaching school buses from the front as well as those approaching from the rear.

In addition, motorists are asked to pay attention to the 15 mph speed limits which have been set in dedicated school zones to ensure the safety of youngsters. And they’re asked to observe the lights programmed to flash between 7:30 and 8:45 in the morning and 2:30 and 3:30 in the afternoon.