STRONGSVILLE, OH (WOIO) - If you haven’t heard, Strongsville police are going back to school - on the buses!
For the last week, officers have been randomly riding school buses in the morning and afternoon to crack down on drivers who ignore the flashing red stop lights.
Bus drivers say they’ve witnessed some drivers in a hurry, and some even blow past the stop signs as kids are getting off the bus.
When officers on the bus observe drivers violating the laws, they will radio another officer to ticket that driver.
The goal is to cut down on those violations and keep the children safe. The police chief says, one time is too many.
“One violation is considered bad so we want everyone to stop. We want to heighten awareness so that’s why we’re initiating this campaign," said Mark Fender, Chief of Strongsville Police Department.
If an officer cites you, you could receive up to a $500 ticket.