Due to recent events across the country and the tragic losses suffered by several families in the past week Sheriff Maxwell believed this post is necessary. Oklahoma Statute 47-11-705 states: “A. The driver of a vehicle meeting or overtaking a school bus that is stopped to take on or discharge school children, and on which the red loading signals are in operation, is to stop the vehicle before it reaches the school bus and not proceed until the loading signals are deactivated and then proceed past such school bus at a speed which is reasonable and with due caution for the safety of such school children and other occupants. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this subsection shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).” Also you should be aware that upon first conviction you will loose your license for 1 year. This is a mandatory revocation by the Department of Public Safety. The Hughes County Sheriffs Office will be out in unmarked vehicles enforcing this law. We have always had a zero tolerance policy on this and will continue to do so. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that has been affected by these tragedies.