Avon police ride school buses to enforce traffic safety laws

AVON, Ohio - If you're thinking of a speeding past a stopped school bus or you start rolling past one before the bus moves, you may be caught by police in one community.

Police officers in Avon are riding in some of Avon Local School District buses going on the different routes.

They're watching out for traffic violators as the school year begins.

Here's a reminder of those school bus traffic rules: Avon police say you must stop at least 10 feet from a school bus when it's loading or unloading kids, and you can only move your vehicle to continue driving after the bus begins to move again.

Violators could face fines of up to $500 or have their driver's license suspended for up to a year.

Some school district including Bay Village are considering taking new steps to protect students as well.  Bay Village officials are currently considering installing cameras on school bus stop signs.

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