Darren Doyle, story:
Lannie Deweese, Transportation Director of Edmonson County Schools thanked local officials at today's fiscal court meeting for making public statements regarding the crackdown on drivers that illegally pass school buses in an article published last week by The Edmonson Voice.
"I appreciate our law enforcement, our officials, and our road department for always doing a great job and for what they do for us and the county," said Deweese.
He also publicly thanked the Edmonson Voice for last week's article where Deweese discussed the dangers of these passing violations and how local officials are working together to ensure local drivers are obeying school bus traffic safety laws.
Deweese asked County Attorney Greg Vincent the proper protocol when dealing with those that violate passing laws, which are now captured with cameras mounted on Edmonson County School buses.
Vincent and Sheriff Shane Doyle discussed the procedure, which included the school bus garage contacting the Sheriff's Office' School Resource Officer. The officer will investigate and turn over to the county attorney for prosecution.
"Our cameras are working great," said Deweese. "Our drivers say that the public has responded since the article. There were seven violations during the first ten days of school, but since the article, it has stopped for now."