Speech to Text for Drivers stop for school buses on first day of school
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i'm hunter petroviak.thanks for joining us.school buses are now rolling every day in allen county.your child may be ready to go back to school but what about drivers?fox 55's cody butler rode one bus this afternoon to see how well a new bus stop awareness campaign is working. matt beers drives elementary and high schools students in northwest allen county.today was the first day back ... and this afternoon drivers were on their best behavior when he stopped and let students off the bus. but the rest of the year -- that can be a different story.in fact ... beers says he doubts he can go an entire school year with zero violations. during a statewide stop arm violation count on april 23 ... nearly 200 people illegally passed school buses in allen county.six of those violations were in northwest allen and district leaders say they just happened to catch drivers being good.this year the schools in allen county are teaming up with police to remind people to slow .. stop and stay when school buses are around. part of the campaign is increased enforcement around bus stops.fort wayne police say they issued a few tickets yesterday ... the first day back for fort wayne community and southwest allen.beers says he expects to see more people passing the bus once school's been in session for a few more weeks.and beers doesn't know what else can be done to stop other drivers. penalties for illegally passing a stopped school buses are harsher this school ... including up to a 90 day license suspension the first time someone runs a stop arm. in fort wayne ... cody butler ... fox 55 news. police are out patrolling bus stops looking for people who don't stop.even if police aren't there ... many schools in northeast indiana do have stop arm