Police notice an increase in people passing standing buses

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The Vernon Police Department is warning drivers not to pass a standing school bus with its flashing lights on after a recent increase in violations.

Drivers are reminded to stop at all four-lanes roads even if the bus is traveling in the opposite direction, unless there are raised medians on the street.

When stopping for a bus, a motorist must be at least 10 feet away from the bus.

Police said the fine for passing a standing school bus is $465 and the second violation could draw a court appearance.

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