Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cookeville Police To Be Following School Buses

Cookeville police have begun giving out tickets to motorists who ignore the flashing lights and stop signs on school buses. Police say they began the campaign after being contacted by the school's transportation supervisor. A traffic division officer will be following buses every day in an unmarked patrol car, watching to be sure that drivers are obeying the traffic laws. Cookeville police chief Bob Terry says the normal course of action is to announce the campaign and then give out warning tickets, but says the safety of children is too important to delay enforcement of school bus traffic laws. Generally, the fine for running a school bus stop sign is $75.