Drivers could face a 30-day suspension of their driver's license if they're caught violating school bus safety laws.

Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesperson Master Trooper Brooks David said troopers will be stationed on school buses throughout Acadiana, and they'll be on the lookout for those who ignore school bus stop signs and other bus safety laws.

"We will be out there in full force looking for those violations," Trooper said.

David also said school bus drivers can also fill out an affidavit and turn it in to state police within 24 hours if they witness a violation themselves. At the point police could go to that driver's home and issue a citation, David said.

First offense violators will receive a 30-day suspension of their driver's license, while second- and third-offense violators would receive a 60-day and one-year suspension.

Also discussed on "Ask the Trooper":

  • Driver's don't have to stop for a school bus on a divided highway, including those that have a turning lane, such as Ambassador Caffery and Kaliste Saloom.
  • When making a right turn onto a multi-lane road, drivers must turn into the right lane.

To listen to the full interview with David, click on the 'Play' button below.

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