Avon Police Cracking Down on Drivers Who Don't Stop for School Buses
AVON, Ind. -- Many police departments in Indiana are cracking down on drivers that don't stop for school buses, and Avon is the latest.
Weeks ago, the Avon Police Department won a grant that would allow officers to deploy targeted enforcement efforts for school bus arm violations.
"We want to make sure we're keeping kids safe," Officer Dan Rukes told WISH-TV. "The last thing we want to do is have an accident here in Avon with a kid getting hurt or killed."
Effective July 1, 2019, disregarding a school bus stop arm in Indiana is now a misdemeanor.
The police department says if you run a school bus stop arm in Avon, you will be criminally charged and your license can also be suspended for up to a year.
Tickets could range anywhere from $150 to $250.
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