3 drivers ticketed recently for failing to stop for school buses in Huron Township

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Three drivers were cited recently in Huron Township for failing to stop for school buses.

The drivers were cited within the last week and were from Carleton, Newport, and Lincoln Park.

One driver was also cited for having no proof of insurance.

The fine for failing to stop for a school bus is $195 in addition to 3 points on a person’s driving record.

Both marked and unmarked Huron Township police vehicles have been randomly following school buses as they pick up students recently.

Everette Robbins, director of public safety, says policing bus stops will be a continued effort in the township.

“We will continue to have a zero-tolerance policy regarding this issue. Make no mistake, if you
disregard the signals and fail to stop and hurt one of our children, we will to see to it that you face the maximum penalties allowed by law,” he said.

Tips from the director of public safety regarding bus safety:

●Parents and kids should wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and for the red lights to be engaged before approaching the bus. Many drivers were observed to stop for the yellow lights, but not all. Many kids have been seen crossing the street while the yellow yield lights were flashing, which could cause them to get struck by a vehicle.
●Multiple bus stops on busy roads had elementary age children at the stop without an adult
present. This was especially dangerous with icy road conditions and kids too close to the road.
●Multiple parents were observed at the stop with their hands full. This included cell phones,
coffee, etc. This could make it difficult for a parent to pull their child to safety in the event of
an emergency.

Here is some other noteworthy information about school bus safety from the Michigan State Police. View the info here.



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