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Mentor-on-the-Lake police catch several motorists driving past stopped school buses

Posted at 10:54 AM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 10:54:18-05

MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio — The Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department has caught multiple drivers in recent weeks driving past stopped school buses and endangering students.

On Monday, police posted a video to Facebook of a school bus driver who was looking out for the safety of the students on her bus. She stopped the students from crossing the road when she saw a driver that was coming in the opposite direction wasn’t going to stop. Police said the driver was identified and issued a citation.

On Feb. 12, the Mentor School Transportation Department sent three reports of school bus violations by drivers. Police also posted another video of a violation that happened in front of the Mentor-on-the-Lake fire department.

Police said video form the school bus recorded the stop arm extended, and the violator traveling past the school bus.

“If a school bus is stopped with flashing red lights activated, you must stop,” police said.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol:

“Motorists approaching a school bus from either direction should remember they are required to stop at least 10 feet back from buses displaying red flashing lights and an extended stop arm. Drivers may not resume driving until the school bus begins moving.”