FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County lawmakers have agreed to increase the potential fine for drivers who illegally pass a school bus.

The county’s board of commissioners unanimously approved the plan Tuesday. Violators who fail to stop for a school bus with its stop sign activated will get a civil citation in the mail and could face a maximum fine of $250, although a district judge will ultimately decide the amount of the fine.

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The ordinance allows citations to be issued to violators who are caught on school bus cameras.

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The county school system has 433 buses in its fleet. Forty to 50 buses will be equipped with cameras.

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