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POLICE CRACKING DOWN ON SCHOOL BUS STOP-ARM VIOLATIONS

 

With state and area schools opening up for the new school year, state and local law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on school bus stop-arm violators.  It's all part of the back-to-school Stop Arm Violation Enforcement campaign - or SAVE.  Violators could pay a fine of up to $10,000 and have their license suspended for up to 90 days for the first offense or up to a year for the second.  Officers will use a range of enforcement strategies from high-visibility patrols to police spotters on buses.  As a reminder, in Indiana, it is illegal for drivers to pass a stopped school bus that has its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended on all roads except for highways that are divided by a barrier, such as a concrete wall or grass median.