Stop at school bus' signals or face the consequences

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - We’ve all been there before, maybe some more than others, where we're stopped behind a bus.

This situation can be extremely frustrating, especially if you're trying to get somewhere.

"Sometimes you get stuck behind them and some people do some stupid things and try and pass them,” said Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt.

This is why the Marquette County Sheriff's Office has asked for help from a special source.

"The school bus drivers. We've told them to alert us if there's a specific area where they're having a problems,” explained Sheriff Zyburt.

This way the situation, hopefully, can get handled.

"I just think there are some lessons in there for the general public to learn and if sheriff's and other police departments can get involved with us and help us with this cause, I think it's a benefit to the entire community,” explained Marquette Area Public Schools Director of Auxiliary Services, John Kurkowski.

The sheriff’s office understands their work will especially help school bus drivers who are upset, and the bus drivers hope contacting the sheriff's office will solve their problem.

"What we do is we put an officer on the bus with the children, they have a radio, and then there's a patrol car that's within close distance,” said Sheriff Zyburt.

Following the spotted car, the sheriff will stop the vehicle and give the driver a fine between $200 and $500 or a three-point ticket.

"I'd see it done in other areas, and I thought it would be perfect to try it around here,” explained Sheriff Zyburt.

If you know this warning is for you, the sheriff's office suggests making the needed changes now to save yourself the trouble.

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