Bingham sheriff issues warning to drivers

Bingham County Sheriff’s deputies are working to spot driving violations where motorists fail to stop for school buses with their red lights on and the stop arm out.

The Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints about drivers illegally passing stopped buses, a Sheriff’s Office news release said.

Sheriff Craig Rowland said most complaints are occurring on state Highway 39 where road construction last year put in a turn lane from 500 West to 690 West.

“I believe that people are confused that since the turn lane is there, that they do not need to stop for the school bus with the stop arm out” Rowland said in the release. “This is not correct. When a driver is on a roadway that is less than four lanes, it must come to a stop when a school bus has activated its red lights and the stop arm is out.”