Elkhart officers patrolling bus stops

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – According to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department, officers will be patrolling bus stops for those who fail to abide Indiana laws.

According to Indiana State Police, state law requires drivers to stop when a school bus is dropping off or picking up children.

Motorists are asked to heed the stop arm and red flashing lights and to come to a full stop.

Indiana law applies to all roadways with the exception of roadways divided by a physical barrier (e.g. concrete wall) or an unimproved median (e.g. grass).

On a divided highway, only vehicles traveling in the same direction as the school bus are asked to stop.

Drivers that violate Indiana laws can be issued a misdemeanor ticket or go to jail, according to police.

The Sheriff’s Department says they will continue their work in making roadways as safe as possible for children.

To check any school bus inspection in the state of Indiana click here.

For additional ISP safety tips for kids click here.

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