Police: Failing to stop for school buses to result in fines, demerits | Crime
Police said an ongoing issue with motorists failing to stop for school buses could result in $250 citations for violators.
The Sun Prairie Police Department said it has received complaints that some drivers traveling near Westside Elementary School and Sacred Hearts School are not stopping their vehicles when buses activate flashing red lights.
In a news release Friday Lt. Kevin Konopacki said the police department has planned over the next month to monitor the school areas for violations to ensure "the safety and well-being of our students."
Motorists approaching the front or rear of a school bus that has activated its flashing red warning lights and stop sign arm are required to stop at least 20 feet from the bus. Motorists are required to remain stopped until the bus's warning lights are deactivated.
Konopacki said the police department will issue warrnings for motorists violating the regulation in March. In April, violators will be cited for failing to stop for a school bus, a ticket costing $250 that comes with four demerit points applied to the violator's driver's license.