Crack down on school bus violators

MENDON-Vermont State Police in Rutland have received an increase of complaints involving motorists passing stopped school buses displaying a red signal lamp.

Many of the complaints are occurring on Route 4 in Mendon during early morning travel hours. Motorists are reminded to stop whenever a school bus is stopped and displaying red signal lights. The law requires vehicles traveling in both directions to stop unless the roadway is divided by a median.

Troopers said they will be aggressively enforcing the law which is a five-point violation on the operator's license and a $243 fine.

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