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CHP Cracks Down on School Bus Violations

You better be careful when passing a school bus full of children. The Highway Patrol has begin a new program locally to crack down on the people who don’t stop when the red lights are flashing…

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C-H-P Officer Greg Tassone says they began the operation on Friday, and will be doing it sporadically during the school year, without announcing when the officers will be in place. Local officers are also routinely patrolling school zones to make sure drivers don’t violate the 25 mile an hour speed limit when children are present. As for the school buses, you may have noticed that the red lights come on and the stop sign comes out even when children don’t cross the street. Tassone says that doesn’t matter…

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The enforcement operations are paid for through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. Tassone says fines for a traffic ticket resulting from not stopping, are around 600 dollars.



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