Brookville Police Ramp Up Traffic Enforcement to Make School Bus Stops Safer for Children

bus-878697_1280BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Things appear to be getting safer for students who live in Brookville Borough and ride the school bus.

At the January 3 Brookville Borough council meeting, borough resident Annoria Schreckengost reported her many concerns about drivers not stopping for school buses picking up and dropping off children and how it could lead to a tragedy.

At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Schreckengost returned to voice her general satisfaction with the progress that has been made by herself and borough police.

“I want to thank the police for handing out citations. I heard someone who was cited was fined $400 and lost their driver’s license for a few months,” Schreckengost said. “But we need to keep standing our ground on this. We can’t get lax.”

Schreckengost also reported that she learned borough officer Vince Markle will take the reports of drivers who fail to stop for school buses, but those witnessing such events need to make sure they have the plate number.

She also did attend a recent school board meeting and said someone from the district would contact the council to work on the problem together.

“I want to thank for bringing this out,” Police Chief Jason Brown said. “It hasn’t fallen on deaf ears.”

Council president John Blazosky was still incredulous that drivers were failing to stop for buses.

“That’s one of the first things you learn when you are trying to get a license. I don’t care what people get fined, it needs to stop!”

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