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North Ridgeville police are fed up with bad drivers not stopping for school buses

Posted at 10:47 AM, Jan 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-26 10:52:41-05

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — After having repeatedly asked for drivers to stop for stopped school buses, the North Ridgeville Police Department posted a video Saturday showing firsthand the danger and problems drivers in the city have caused.

"Help us out here. What can we do to get the word out that you have to stop for school buses?" the post asked.

The video shows two cars collide on Center Ridge Road. "One car stops, one car swerves and we've got a tragedy," the post stated.

The department is once again reminding motorists that Ohio law says drivers must stop at least 10 feet away from of a school bus and stopping next to one doesn't count.

"If you can have a conversation with the bus driver, you didn't stop," the post stated.

The drivers in the video were both cited for failing to stop for a school bus, NRPD said.

Here's a tip from NRPD about when to stop:

If you are on a roadway with less than four lanes, you have to stop. Period. Four or more lanes? You have to stop if you're going the same direction.