The North Dakota Highway Patrol in the southwestern portion of the state is partnering with school officials from Hazen to conduct the Trooper on a Bus detail today. During the enforcement effort, an officer from the highway patrol will ride a school bus and observe drivers.
Reports of people driving passed stopped buses while dropping children off or picking them up has prompted the NDHP to initiate the detail. If a violation occurs, the trooper will radio a nearby squad car with information on the driver and their vehicle.
Penalties for passing a stopped school bus are severe and officials from the department assure community members that enforcement action will be taken. The minimum consequences for passing a bus are a $100 fine and six points assessed to an offender’s driver’s license.