Badges on buses: Officers joining ride to school in Norman
NORMAN, Okla. – On any given day more than 8,000 students ride the school buses in Norman.
Chances are they are on their best behavior because now, on many buses, you’ll find a Norman police officer.
The lawmen are there to keep an eye on the students but they have a bigger mission as well.
They are watching for drivers who aren’t obeying the rules of the road when it comes to school bus safety.
Norman PD’s Jennifer Newell said, “The person on the bus is calling out violations and the other officers are actually conducting the traffic stop themselves.”
Violators can face fines from $50 to $750 and/or 60 day in jail.
So far, officers have only been on buses for one day, two drivers were ticketed.