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Highway Patrol Enforcing School Bus Stop-Arm Violations

(Jefferson County) With a few schools beginning on campus classes this week and most schools starting next week, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to be mindful when traveling in school zones and near school bus stops.

Cases of people failing to stop for school bus stop-arms were on the rise last year in Missouri.

Corporal Juston Wheetley with the highway patrol says they received numerous reports from regional school districts about the issue.

Some school districts have added extra security by installing more security cameras on buses to catch stop-arm violators.

Other then watching out for school bus stops, Wheetley says motorists need to be mindful of reduced speeds in dedicated school zones.

Last year, three people were killed and 471 people were injured in 1,015 traffic crashes involving school buses.

Listen to Corporal Juston Wheetley on the Speed Trap Show the first Thursday morning of every month at 10:15 on KJFF.

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