Police cracking down on school bus safety in the Sarasota County School District

Sarasota County school bus crack down

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Everyday, about 200 Sarasota County School District buses take more than 18,000 students to and from school with a a goal to make sure every student arrives there safely.

However, Sarasota Police say that one of the main problems is that many drivers are not stopping for the buses.

The only time there is not a need to stop for a bus is if someone is traveling on the other side of the road and there’s a raised median or a grass median that is separate from the bus.

A good example of this would be Fruitville Road in Sarasota. Police decided to dedicate a day last week to enforce the laws that protect students on school buses.

“The kids of today are tomorrow’s future," Sarasota Police Department traffic officer Jason Frank. "So we’re out here to protect them. We’re out here to protect all drivers. Speed is a factor in the City of Sarasota, and when it comes to the kids and school buses, we need to all make sure that we pay attention to the road.”

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