Cobb County Government

Stop for buses required by state law

The Cobb Police Department is warning drivers to respect school buses. Georgia has a School Bus Stop Law. All traffic in both directions must stop when school buses halt for passengers, except when there is a divided highway of four lanes or more with median separation. In that case, only traffic following the bus must stop. When an officer catches drivers in violation, penalties are a possible court appearance, an up to $1,000 fine, six points on driving record and a license suspension for convicted drivers under 21 years old. When a stop arm camera catches drivers, the penalties are a $300 fine for the first offense, $750 fine for the second and $1,000 fine for the third – within a five year period. For more information, visit