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School is back in session, so that means the school buses are out on the roads.  Familiarize yourself with the rules below regarding stopped school busses to ensure that you do not break the law, or worse, injure a child.


Two-Lane Roads:  For two-lane roads, all traffic MUST stop on both sides of the road.



Two-Lane Roads with Center Lane:

For two-lane roads with a center turning lane, all traffic MUST stop on both sides of the road.



Four-Lane Roads:  For Four-lane roads without a median, all traffic MUST stop on both sides of the road, in ALL four lanes.



Four-Lane Roads with a Median:  On divided highways with four lanes or more and a median, only the traffic on the same side as the school bus must stop.



Four-Lane Roads with a Center Turn Lane:  For roads with four lanes or more and a center turning lane, only the traffic on the same side as the school bus must stop.






Small children and infants are more sensitive to heat, and this sensitivity causes their body temperature to increase three to five times faster than adults.  This, combined with temperature increases that occur inside a car when the temperature outside is as low as 70 degrees, can cause dangerous conditions for children in minutes.

Studies show that of the child deaths in cars, more than a third of these were the result of a child accidentally left in a closed, parked vehicle by parents or caregivers, and another third were trapped while playing unattended in a vehicle.  Sadly, one in five children who died was intentionally left in the vehicle by an adult who ran a quick errand.

If you spot an unattended child left in a vehicle somewhere, please call 911 immediately.






Safe and timely disposal of unneeded prescription medications, especially 
opioids, has never been more important than it is today.

In addition to keeping these substances out of our water supply, safe disposal of unneeded medication helps to keep drugs out of the hands of people who might abuse them. 

Abuse of certain prescription medications, which has led many people into addiction and heroin use, has become a deadly epidemic across the United States. This opioid epidemic is the focus of a major initiative by Attorney General Josh Stein.

Even non-opioid drugs present dangers if kept in a household when they are no longer needed.  They can be ingested accidentally by children or visitors, mistaken for a use they are not intended, etc.  Bring any and all prescription medicine that you no longer need to the Police Department for safe destruction.

The Pineville Police Department has installed a permanent medicine drop box in the lobby of our Department.  There is access to this area 24/7.  Please feel free to bring in your medications and deposit them in the box.  It is a completely anonymous process and will not take you any time at all.





The Pineville Police Department hasa dedicated phone line that will allow community members  to report criminal activity anonymously.  These tips can be related to any kind of criminal activity, not just drug complaints.  You will not be required to provide your name or telephone number when reporting suspicious or criminal activity.  






The Pineville town-wide speed limit is 35 mph, unless otherwise noted.  The speed limit is 20 mph on Main Street.  The Pineville Police Department will be strictly enforcing these limits.  Be sure to observe the posted limits if you do not wish to receive a ticket.



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Pineville Police
427 Main Street
Pineville, NC 28134


Anonymous Tip Line:

704-889 TIPS (704-889-8477)