Local Ohio Deputies Ride School Buses to Catch Illegal Passers

In recognition of School Bus Safety Week, Stark County Sheriff’s deputies, located south of Cleveland, are riding on random school buses throughout the county this week to look for and cite motorists who illegally pass a school bus, reported Fox 8 News in Cleveland.

The deputies ride on the school buses, as well as follow the buses, so if a violation is observed, that person will be cited. It was reported that three violators have already been given citations.

Bus drivers for Canton Local Schools said they believe most of those violations occur during their morning routes, when people are heading to work and teenage drivers are on their way to school.


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For violators who pass a stopped school bus, with its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended, will receive a fine and be required to appear in court.

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