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Driver cited for driving past stopped school bus in Bay Village

Posted at 11:11 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 11:11:59-04

A driver was cited for driving past a stopped school bus in Bay Village last week.

On Sept. 26 at about 7 a.m., a white Jeep passed the bus on the west end of Lake Road, according to a report from Bay Village police. The bus had its red flashing lights operating and was preparing to pick up children.

The bus driver later went to police headquarters to give a statement, and the school provided a copy of a video of the incident, the report states.

The registered owner of the Jeep was contacted, advised of the violation and issued a ticket, police said.

Under Ohio law, drivers coming from either direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of a school bus that is stopped to pick up or drop off children, and may not proceed until the bus resumes motion. A driver does not need to stop where a highway has been divided into four or more traffic lanes and the bus is approaching from the opposite direction.

“The Bay Village Police would like to remind all motorists to be aware of their surroundings and pay attention to their driving,” the report states. “Please avoid engaging in activities that may cause you to become distracted while driving. The schools are back in session and the children deserve your undivided attention.”