(KPLC) - Drivers are being reminded to yield to school buses after the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office received four complaints in the parish.
The law states:
Drivers caught not yielding to school buses could face a fine of up to $500 and possibly 6 months of jail time if the violation doesn't result in injury or death. If there is an injury or death, drivers could be fined up to $1,000 dollars, have their license suspended and possibly spend 180 days in jail.
The only exception allowed is when the driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways (that means divided by a median, concrete divider or fences), need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus which is on a different roadway or when upon a controlled access highway and the school bus is stopped in a loading zone which is a part of or adjacent to such highway and where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.
Two of the complaints were made in both the Lacassine area and the Jennings area.