Oregon State Police enforce school bus laws after Indiana driver strikes, kills children
PORTLAND, Ore. – After police say a woman struck and killed three children in Indiana Tuesday as they were crossing a road to board a school bus, local law enforcement is focusing on driver safety near buses.
In Portland, police are looking for drivers who don’t stop at all for buses.
As soon as bus lights turn on, drivers are supposed to stop.
Oregon State Police posted a video on their Facebook page Monday showing six drivers passing an Oregon school bus when its lights are flashing. They say it happened in the St. Helens area. Troopers plan to put more patrols there.
In the video, the seventh driver finally stops, but it’s still past the front of the bus.
The National Safety Council says while deaths linked to school buses are rare, 70 percent of them occur outside of the bus.
They say drivers should take another look, even after the bus starts to pull away.