As students head back to school, Bonner Springs Police took the chance to organize a random enforcement that could mean the difference between life and death for some very young children.
Donna Theno has been driving children in Bonner Springs for 17 years.
"These buses are heavy, you get out here and start fooling around with that and that's just nothing to fool with," Theno said.
In one of her particular routes, she transports four and five year olds to preschool and it's that exact route Theno said she consistently sees drivers run through the school bus stop sign.
"I get it at least two or three times a week at least," she said.
That's one of the reasons Lieutenant Rick Shubert is riding along with a police car trailing behind the school bus. The police department is hoping a random enforcement will remind drivers about an often overlooked law.
"We haven't had a car-pedestrian accident in a very long time. We'd like to keep it that way so that's why we are being very proactive and we think it's a very serious safety violation," Shubert said.
Theno said she's never seen a child get hit and she would like to keep it that way too.
"It's really scary," she said. "I don't think people understand the impact it's going to have if an accident happens like that."
Shubert said a ticket for this violation will cost a person $356 in Bonner Springs, but the risk a person takes by violating the law could cost someone's life.
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