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Deputies say vehicles are passing buses illegally

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports

Three vehicles reportedly passed a school bus with its red lights flashing at about 9:45 a.m. Nov. 16 north of Riverton, and officials said they have heard several similar calls during the past month.

"Since the last time I put out a (school bus safety) press release, which was Sept. 13, we've had seven additional drive-bys," Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said Tuesday.

The alleged offenses reportedly involved one vehicle on Tunnel Hill Road and two on Missouri Valley Road. Lee said deputies are investigating the incident, though he added that no suspects have been identified.

According to state statutes regarding school buses, residents are required to stop their vehicles for school buses when stop signs are extended and lights are flashing. The indicators are meant to warn motorists that students are boarding or exiting the bus.

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