In hopes of busting drivers who pass stopped school buses, Klamath Falls police officers in plain clothes are going to start riding with the students.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – In hopes of busting drivers who pass stopped school buses, Klamath Falls police officers in plain clothes are going to start riding with the students.
The police have gotten a spike in complaints about drivers who pass stopped buses whose safety lights are flashing, said Lt. Mark Carlson.
To make a traffic citation, an officer has to see the violation, and an officer on the bus will have the best vantage, Carlson said.
The officer on the bus will send a radio message about violators to an unmarked police car following the bus, he said.
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The penalty for violations is $425.
Carlson said such plainclothes operations usually are reserved for criminal investigations, but “the danger is one of these kids getting hit.”