Police looking for drivers passing school buses illegally

It is the first day of school for many area students and local authorities will be at work making sure their trip is safe. Columbus and Seymour police, Bartholomew County deputies and Indiana State Police troopers all are saying they will out in force this week, looking for those illegally passing stopped school buses.

That includes law enforcement officers riding on Bartholomew Consolidated Schools buses in the area, looking for violators.

When a school bus has its stop-arm extended, drivers behind the bus and traffic flowing the opposite direction must stop and wait until the stop-arm is retracted before proceeding.

Today is the first day back for BCSC students, while Seymour starts school tomorrow.