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Texas drivers to pay more for bus violations

As school is back in session, police are warning drivers not to get in a hurry and try to drive around school busses that are stopped with their lights flashing.

Starting September 1, violators will face a fine of $1,250. That's up from $1,000. Police are hoping the stiffer penalties will discourage drivers from breaking the law and putting young lives in danger.

"Realistically you could pay close to $2,000. You know they add fees and court costs," said AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez.

Mendez says officers will patrol all 110 school zones looking for violators until school lets out next summer.

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