Friday, November 1, 2013

School Bus Safety Violations

The Richland Police Department Traffic Safety Unit would like to remind all drivers of the law pertaining to School Bus violations.  The State Law R.C.W. 46.61.370 states: vehicles on a two lane road MUST stop when the Red Lights and STOP SIGN are displayed.  On a four lane road, vehicles traveling in the same direction must stop for the bus, while the oncoming traffic may pass without stopping.  The Traffic Safety Unit has received numerous complaints of violations in south Richland neighborhoods.  The violation doesn’t have to be witnessed by a Police Officer, the driver of the bus may file a complaint that will be followed up by an Officer.  A citation for this violation maybe issued with a fine of $394.00
Officers will be closely monitoring violations of this type to help create an environment of safety for children accessing the school bus.
Contact Cpt. Mike Cobb, 942-7362, for additional information.