Statewide Iowa — It’s “National School Bus Safety Week,” and despite reminders every year, there are still drivers who pass buses that have their lights flashing and stop arms out.
State Trooper Paul Gardner says many of the school bus problems are caused by poor driving habits.
Trooper Gardner says bus safety is simple.
He says more and more districts are using cameras that catch violators.
The minimum fine for a first offense is 345 dollars and Trooper Gardner says that can go up to 675 dollars and a person could lose their license with more violations. Gardner says the week includes public reminders and emergency drills with students to ensure they are prepared in case of an emergency situation.