As school returns, so do patrols focused on stop arm violations

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News Release

WARSAW — As students head back to the classroom the Kosciusko County Traffic Safety Partnership is reminding motorists to stop for school buses or face the consequences.

Kosciusko County Traffic Safety Partnership has begun increased patrols to prevent stop-arm violations, speeding and other forms of reckless driving around school buses and in school zones. 

The overtime patrols are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Traffic Safety Partnership.

Despite thousands of motorists being cited under the SAVE program, unsafe driving around school buses continues to be a concern, according to state officials.

In April, thousands of bus drivers who participated in a one-day observational survey counted 2,091 stop-arm violations in Indiana. 

Most school districts in Kosciusko County begin classes this week.