School Bus Violations 09 Apr 12

Too many people are still passing stopped buses with extended stop arms and school officials want to remind the public that stopping for a bus keeps children safe. In Minnesota , failing to stop 20 feet from a bus with flashing stop lights and an extended stop bus arm is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine in excess of $300. Morris Area Elementary School Principal Brad Korn notes that stopping isn’t just a precaution, it’s the law.

Morris Police Chief Jim Beauregard says the Morris schools have seen more violations in the last few months than in the last few years combined.

  • Katie

    Stop and think, taking a few more minutes or seconds to wait for a child
    to get off the bus is nothing, would you rather spend the rest of your life
    knowing you injured or killed a child by not taking the time to wait. The fine
    is small material loss but the loss of a child is devastating forever.