UPDATE: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Local law enforcement officers issued five citations during a school bus operation.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office, along with Maize Police officers and USD 266 officials held the special enforcement in Maize Tuesday afternoon.
Officers issued five citations during the three-hour operation. Police said drivers failed to stop for school buses discharging children.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office said all traffic must stop when approaching a stopped school bus from any direction.When a school bus is displaying flashing red lights, a driver cannot proceed until the bus resumes motion or turns off the lights.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Local law enforcement officers will be on the lookout for drivers who break the law near school buses.
Operation Bus Stop will take place in Maize between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Deputies and officers will ride on school buses to observe and report drivers who fail to stop for buses as they are receiving or discharging children.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office would like to remind motorists that when a school bus is displaying the flashing red lights, a driver cannot proceed unless the bus resumes motion or the flashing red lights are turned off.
In addition, all traffic must stop when approaching a stopped school bus from any direction. This includes traffic approaching a school bus on a four-lane roadway unless a continuous uncrossable median exists between the lanes.
A violation of this law is punishable with a $315 fine, and $100 court cost.