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Warrick Co. law enforcement participate in 'Stop Arm Blitz'

Law enforcement agencies in Warrick County teamed up for a county-wide "Stop Arm Blitz" on Friday morning.

They were cracking down on drivers who don't obey the stop arm that comes out on school buses.

This is the first time all law enforcement agencies in Warrick County teamed up for a school arm blitz.

That includes Indiana State Police, the Warrick Sheriff's Office as well as several police departments.

They've been patrolling for drivers who disregard the stop arm all week long and concluded with a blitz on Friday morning.

Officers tell 14 News they've learned where most of the violations occur and what time in the day.

They say the blitz is over, but they'll continue watching for violators.

They will use the information they've learned to continue patrolling daily.

Indiana State Trooper, Todd Ringle, also tells 14 News that they've also learned something interesting from school bus drivers.

"A lot of the bus drivers are also reporting that when someone doesn't stop or disregards a stop arm," says Ringle. "They are noticing drivers on their cell phones."

A violation like this can cost you $200.

An officer doesn't have to be present for you to get a ticket.

Bus drivers can take down your license plate number and give the information to law enforcement.

"Just because the blitz is over, doesn't mean officers will go easier on drivers," says Ringle. "They tell me they will conduct stop arm patrols daily now."

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