CHP conducting operation to prevent vehicles from illegally passing school buses

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol will be conducting an enhanced enforcement operation focused on school bus pedestrian safety.

During the operation, CHP officers will ride as passengers on school buses and actively watch for motorists who fail to stop for a school bus with its flashing red lights activated and stop arm extended (if equipped). The officers will also be in communication with patrol vehicles near the school bus.

The operation will take place on Thursday, September 20 within the Bakersfield area. 

Drivers who are observed illegally passing a school bus during the safety operation will be stopped by an officer and issued a warning, or traffic citation.

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