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Law Enforcement Worry About School Buses

MN Dept of Safety

Law enforcement shares concerns as school buses once again hit the road. Thirty citations for violating stop arms and flashing lights were given in west central Minnesota during the 2020 school year, and that was a hybrid learning year when very few buses were on the road. It is mandatory when lights are flashing to completely stop at least 20 feet behind a bus, and to never pass on the right side. Cars in opposite lanes also must stop and wait.  In 2019 there were over 1,000 violations statewide. Law Enforcement says to put down your phone, watch your speed in school zones and respect the bus when it stops to keep our kids safe.