Ada Police Chief Asks Motorists to Slow Down and Pay Attention as School Returns Next Week
Ada, MN — With school starting in less than a week for most of the Minnesota schools, law enforcement officials are pleading with motorists to pay attention and be on the lookout for more traffic and for school bus stop arms to prevent a catastrophe from occurring. Ada Police Chief Jody Bueng reminds drivers that the streets will be much busier beginning next Tuesday.
Stop arm violations are by far the most serious of violations that occur around school buses. Bueng says most of the time they aren’t intentional and could easily be prevented by simply paying closer attention.
Intentional or not, running a school bus stop arm could result in serious consequences, the worst of which being the tragic death of a child. From the legal side, Norman County Prosecutors have often sentenced violators to a weekend in jail. And Bueng says all the buses are equipped with multiple cameras, so you will get caught.
Law enforcement will have an increased presence during the first week of school, which kicks off on Tuesday, September 7th for most Minnesota schools.