MN State Patrol: School Bus Stop-Arm Violations A Problem In 2019
This number is alarming. The Minnesota State Patrol has shared a scary statistic, reporting how many residents received school bus stop-arm violations in 2019.
So what is that number, exactly? A whopping 1,174 people received a citation last year. Wow. While the number is alarming, it is actually down about twenty-five percent from 2014.
The Minnesota State Patrol shared the news across their social media pages as a reminder to motorists, writing that "failing to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights and its stop-arm extended is illegal and extremely dangerous."
Back in August, the Duluth Police Department also issued a reminder about this. They advised Northland residents to stop when red lights on a bus are flashing and the stop arm is extended. This was especially important as school was back in session.
While on the topic of driving, don't forget the Hands Free Law is in effect. Although it's been in effect since last year, the Duluth Police Department still had to issue another reminder about it.