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ISP Urging Drivers To Be Aware Of School Buses
Updated August 8, 2015 7:50 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(UNDATED) - It's back-to-school for many students this week.

Students in the Washington Community School Corporation and Washington Catholic Schools head back today. Barr Reeve students and Orange County and Mitchell students go back Wednesday. North Daviess Students return to the classroom on Thursday.

North Lawrence Community Schools go back next week on Thursday, August 13.

Indiana State Police are urging drivers to be aware of the need to stop for school buses as students return back to classrooms following summer break.

State police say they receive numerous complaints every year about school bus stop arm violations from school corporations.

The Indiana Department of Education says that in 2014 on one day there were 2,577 stop arm violations reported in Indiana. That's up from 932 reported on one day in 1999.

According to police, drivers approaching a school bus, from any direction, that is stopped with its flashing red lights activated and its stop arm extended, are required to stop, even on multiple lane highways.

Violators face a maximum fine of up to $10,000.

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