Alamance-Burlington Schools Work With Law Enforcement For School Bus Safety In "Cops On Buses" Program

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Burlington, NC -- Local law enforcement agencies joined together with Alamance-Burlington Schools for school bus safety.

Staff Sgt. Reid Metters with Burlington Police Department said the one-day program called, "Cops on Buses," involved about 25 officers from Burlington, Graham and Haw River Police Departments; Alamance County Sheriff's Office and NC State Highway Patrol. Officers rode on a few selected buses to make sure vehicles adhered to traffic laws regarding school buses. The routes were chosen from across the county based on bus drivers' complaints.

Sgt. Metters said they had one offender in Graham who was cited for Running Stopped School Bus.

"This is a local safety initiative sponsored by law enforcement to observe if all motorists are obeying the law and stopping at each bus stop when our school bus stop arms are fully extended," Lillie Cox, Superintendent for Alamance-Burlington Schools, said in a news release.

"We appreciate their support for this very important safety initiative on behalf of our children and bus drivers."

Since December 7, four Triad children were hit by motor vehicles at their bus stops.

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