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Clearwater (Florida) Police Department
The Clearwater (Florida) Police Department program was one of NHTSA's four demonstration projects. Its goal was to combine enforcement and education efforts on the local level to reduce stop-arm violations. The partners in this program were:
Clearwater Police Department
School Board's transportation department
Community Traffic Safety Team
County chapter of National Safety Council
Drive Smart Tampa Bay Traffic Safety Alliance
Florida Department of Safety
Patrol officers worked overtime with traffic officers during school transportation hours to conduct speed enforcement and stop-arm compliance operations near bus stops and school zones.
The police department promoted its traffic complaint
tipline to report illegal passing of stopped school buses.
For school bus drivers
Supervisors were briefed on encouraging drivers to take the time to make reports.
Drivers were briefed on what to report.
Those drivers with the most reports were recognized with a special coffee mug with the school bus program logo on it, pens, key chains, and a certificate.