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Deputies on the look out for drivers who pass stopped buses

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting school bus enforcement all week by ticketing drivers who are passing buses with their stop signs out.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting school bus enforcement all week by ticketing drivers who are passing buses with their stop signs out. Courtesy photo

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting school bus enforcement all week by ticketing drivers who are passing buses with their stop signs out.

“Want to save $425?” the office tweeted. “Don’t drive around red flashing lights and the stop sign on school buses!”

The Wichita Police Department offers tips for drivers when they see school buses. It's illegal in the United States to pass a school bus when it's stopped to unload or load children. (2017)

On Tuesday, four drivers passed a Goddard school district bus with its stop sign extended. Each received tickets.

Monday, a deputy rode a bus with the Derby school district. They will be with different districts throughout the week.

Red lights and an extended stop sign on the bus indicate all cars need to stop. It’s state law for both directions of traffic to stop when a school bus extends its stop sign.

Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna

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