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EPD Ramping Up School Bus Safety Patrols this Spring

The Evansville Police Department is ramping up its school bus patrols this spring as more students are returning to in-person learning.

Posted: Mar 29, 2021 3:43 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2021 8:59 AM

The Evansville Police Department is ramping up its school bus patrols this spring as more students are returning to in-person learning.

Over the next couple of months, officers will be positionedalong bus stops and routes watching for stop-arm violations and any unsafe driving behavior.

“Disregarding a school bus stop arm is a very dangerous and serious offense,” said Lieutenant Paul Kirby. “We want students to arrive to school and return home safely, which is why we’re asking all motorists to drive cautiously around buses or face the consequences.”

The department joins more than 200 around the state for the spring enforcement campaign, designed to encourage motorists to stop for school buses. High-visibility patrols will be conducted in the morning and afternoon along routes identified by local bus drivers and school transportation officials.

While officers will be focusing on stop-arm violations, they will also be on the lookout for any unsafe driving behavior such as speeding and distracted driving.

The overtime patrols are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through the state’s Stop Arm Violation Enforcement (SAVE) program, which was developed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute in 2019.

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Scattered rainfall continues to affect portions of the Tri-State and it seems as though it will continue to do so through the remainder of the evening and overnight. After reaching an afternoon high near 80° earlier on, expect temperatures to gradually fall toward 70° by dinnertime before dwindling into the mid 60s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will dive all the way back down into the upper 50s by the predawn hours Wednesday; we'll fall to 58° in Evansville. The cold front and associated low responsible for all of our rain chances both today and tonight is expected to stall stall Wednesday, prolonging our isolated rain chances tomorrow, especcially for those of us north and east of Evasnville.
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