The Dubois County Sheriff’s office says it will be conducting school bus safety patrols this spring.
The goal of the high-visibility patrols in the morning and afternoon along bus routes is to encourage drivers to obey school bus stop-arms.
Officers will be out this spring during the last few months of school. They will be looking out for bus stop-arm violations as well as speeding and other unsafe driving. It’s all in an effort to protect students going to and from school.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is providing funding for the deputies to work overtime to perform these patrols.
It’s part of the state’s Stop Arm Violation Enforcement (SAVE) program. SAVE was enacted in 2019 to help cut down on dangerous driving around schools and bus routes.