School bus drivers and Plymouth police agree that school bus violations seem to be getting worse. They are working together to identify and target problem areas.
"It’s become a big problem and we don’t want to see anybody get hurt," says Calvin Meyer, bus driver and Plymouth location manager which serves students attending Wayzata Schools. "If you aren’t following that rule of stopping with the stop arm, you are putting kids’ lives in jeopardy."
Meyer met with Plymouth Police to talk about problem areas in Plymouth. Since then, Plymouth Police have been out at problem areas looking for school bus safety violations.
"It seems like it has gotten worse," says officer Steve Thomas. "We’re trying to make it so none of the kids get hurt out here."
Drivers must stop at least 20 feet behind a bus. Plymouth Police haven't issued any tickets with this crackdown, but so far this year there have been 41 reports of stop arm violations.
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November 13, 2017