San Bernardino Polics Department tweet warns motorists that entering Bus Only lanes is dangerous and costly.
The San Bernardino Police Department is cracking down on motorists who cross the sbX Bus Only lanes. In a recent tweet, the SBPD warned drivers that the infraction is both dangerous and costly. The minimum fine for entering a Bus Only lane is $341!
New candlesticks, yellow posts with reflectors like the ones shown here, are being installed as an additional safety measure at various high traffic locations in San Bernardino. The candlesticks will serve as an added visibility feature to prohibit drivers from crossing into Bus Only lanes, which are also marked by double yellow lines.
sbX Bus Only lane candlestick markers
Remember, when driving along the corridor, you can still access all your favorite businesses by obeying traffic signs and safely making turns where indicated.
Never risk your life or the lives of others by entering a dedicated bus lane.
As testing for the new sbX rapid transit service begins, it’s important for motorists to become familiar with the new street configuration which includes new lane striping, double yellow lines and yellow safety barriers. Below are some of the new traffic signs to also be on the lookout for when traveling along the corridor.
sbX Bus Only
Bus Only signs and roadway markings warn motorists and pedestrians to stay out of the dedicated Bus Only zones. These dedicated bus lanes occur in the 5.4-mile stretch just north of the 10th and E Street intersection in San Bernardino all of the way to the Tippecanoe Avenue and Hospitality Lane intersection.
Bus Lane Violation – $341
Bus violation signs are posted to warn motorists of the fine for entering a Bus Only lane. The fine is a hefty one. Violators can expect to pay a minimum of $341.
No U-turn signs are posted to prohibit motorists from making unsafe turns into intersections where there are center-running dedicated bus lanes. To navigate this change, motorists need to proceed to the next protected intersection to make a U-turn.
No Left, No U-turn
No Left/No U-turn signs are posted to prohibit motorists from making unsafe turns into intersections where there are center-running dedicated bus lanes. To navigate this new change, motorists must proceed to the next protected intersection to make a left turn or a U-turn.
Right Turn Only
These signs are positioned at every T-Intersection where a safety barrier is located and indicate that you must turn right (no left) and travel to the next intersection where there is a protected U-Turn.
Pedestrians should always use marked crosswalks to avoid being hit. It is never safe to jaywalk across traffic lanes.
How safety savvy are you? Test your sbX Safety I.Q. here!
Dedicated center bus lanes and new traffic signs mean new rules of the road. Are you prepared? Test your safety savvy with this short sbX safety quiz.
Need a little help? Our new safety video gives a quick look at some of the changes you need to be aware of.