Stop Paddle Emphasis Patrols Are in Effect This Week in Kennewick
I was this old today when I discovered what a "Stop Paddle" is. I thought it was a "hack" that I got for being bad in school but it's actually a very important safety function on our school buses and if you have kids as I do, then you want Kennewick Police doing these patrols.
Kennewick Police this week are cracking down on drivers that speed past school buses with their "stop paddles" out.
It seems like common sense that when a school bus is stopped with red flashing lights, folks would stop but it seems like that some drivers can't seem to follow the law.
Officers in Kennewick will be conducting stop paddle violation patrols this week so they are specifically looking for those offenders.
Please be patient if you find yourself behind a school bus displaying flashing red lights.