WCSO to increase law enforcement presence on school bus routes

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. – Many students across south central Kentucky have day one of the new school year in the books.

And today served as a great reminder of what to expect on the roads as kids head back to the classroom.

Local law enforcement agencies are reminding all drivers to pay attention to school buses.

If there are yellow flashing lights on a school bus, slow down. If red lights are flashing, drivers must stop and wait at least 20 feet behind the bus.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is also traveling behind buses in non-descriptive vehicles making sure everyone is paying attention.

“Just know that everybody is doing their absolute best. But sometimes they get ahead of schedule, or sometimes behind schedule, and so ya know, everybody is trying to make sure we have the safest roadways possible,” said Sheriff Brett Hightower.

Keep in mind that failure to follow these rules can result in fines or jail time.