Drivers Not Following Kentucky School Bus Laws

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
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Updated: 2/15/2013 6:35 pm
Cars blew past stopped Fayette County school buses Friday, despite warning lights and an obvious stop sign adjacent to the bus.

Kentucky law states that any vehicle approaching a stopped school bus must stop behind it.

On two- or three-lane roads, traffic in all directions must stop if a bus is stopped with its stop-arm out. On four-lane or higher roads, only traffic traveling in the same direction must stop.

Lexington police said those violations are taken very seriously.

"It is a six point violation. It is a mandatory court appearance. It's generally a $100 fine, on top of $143 in court costs. And that's without the implications of what that'll do to one's insurance," said Lt. J.J. Lombardi.

And bus drivers said they not only notice it--they worry for their passengers.

"You could physically...you could hit a child. Kill a child. Hurt a child," said Fayette County school bus driver Terry Barefoot.

Lexington police said they've stepped up patrols in certain areas to catch people breaking the law in school zones.
 
Officers say in the past two weeks, they've given two dozen citations. Four of them were related to school buses.
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