With school starting, the Salina Police Department has some advice for drivers: obey the school zone speeds and stop when school bus stop arms are active.
Salina Police Sergeant Brent Rupert said Thursday that with school starting, school speed zones are active and tickets for persons caught speeding in the school zones begin at $74 plus $58 court costs.
Additionally, drivers going both directions are required to stop when a school bus has activated its stop arm unless the bus is stopped on a divided roadway such as Belmont Boulevard or Broadway Boulevard, Rupert said. That means that if a school bus is stopped on Ohio Street and has activated its stop arm, traffic in both directions must stop.
Tickets for drivers who do not stop are $250 plus $58 in court costs, Rupert noted.
Rupert said that while tickets will continue to be issued as drivers are seen violating the law, in the near future, a day will be set aside to focus on enforcing the school bus stop arm law.