Pike County Officials Remind Drivers of School Bus Safety

Law enforcement and transportation officials are asking drivers to be very cautious now that school is back in session.

Officials say their biggest concern is loading and unloading school buses. They say it’s very important for people to leave a few minutes early during their morning commute due to school traffic. Every year officials witness people running school bus stop signs. If you are caught you could be pay fines up to 3-thousand dollars and a suspended license.

“We’re asking our bus drivers to take a few extra seconds to watch the kids cross the road and people get impatient, get behind school buses late for work. So I ask you, leave five minutes early and get to work and you won’t be behind school buses,” says Transportation Supervisor Mike Johnson

State Board of Education officials estimate that there are thousands of illegal school bus passes every year.

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