Deputies rides on school buses lead to 16 traffic stops

A school safety push that put deputies and police officers on local school buses led to 16 traffic stops. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is reporting the results of their back-to-school safety efforts last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The goal was to crackdown on drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses and commit other violations that put students in danger. Deputies were on five school buses and made 28 school safety patrols during the efforts. Those safety patrols included the department’s two school resource officers and other deputies and they took place before, during and after school hours.

The 16 traffic stops included school bus arm violations and other safety issues.