Mayfield, Ky. (August 5, 2022) – As schools get back into session, the Kentucky State Police would like to provide some safety reminders.
- School Speed Zones: As students return to school there will be an increased presence of law enforcement in the school zones enforcing the reduced speed limits. Please be mindful of these school zones and reduce speed as appropriate while driving by any school.
- School Bus Stop Arms: As school buses return to their routes please remember to abide by the stop sign on the side of the bus when they are stopped allowing children on and off the bus. KRS 189.370 classifies passing of a loading or unloading school or church bus as a Class B Misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class A Misdemeanor for the second or greater offense. KRS 189.990 lays out the penalties for a conviction as follows: “Any person who violates KRS 189.370 shall for the first offense be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200) or imprisoned not less than thirty (30) days nor more than sixty (60) days, or both. For each subsequent offense occurring within three (3) years, the person shall be fined not less than three hundred dollars ($300) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) or imprisoned not less than sixty (60) days nor more than six (6) months, or both. The minimum fine for this violation shall not be subject to suspension. A minimum of six (6) points shall be assessed against the driving record of any person convicted.”
- You may see law enforcement following bus routes to ensure compliance with the school bus stop arms.
- Safe Schools Program: Kentucky State Police, along with local law enforcement agencies, have been busy conducting school walk throughs and active shooter training programs with our local schools prior to children returning to the classroom. As school returns to session, Post 1 Troopers will be working vigilantly to ensure safety both inside and outside of our schools.
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