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Colorado trucker cited for passing a stopped school bus

A truck driver was cited after a video surfaced showing a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) passing a stopped school bus with its stop sign extended and warning lights activated in South Routt County, Colorado.

What happened: The incident occurred on Highway 131 at around 7 a.m. on January 11, as captured by the bus's camera. The CMV, identified as a "Chips Ahoy" truck, sped past the stationary bus while a person on the opposite side of the road was apparently waiting for a student to embark or disembark.

Law enforcement's response: The driver, a 38-year-old man from Aurora, Colorado, was located by the Colorado State Patrol and issued a citation for failing to stop for the bus.

Why it matters: The safety of children is a primary concern when sharing the road with school buses, and the CMV's disregard for the stopped bus posed a serious risk.

Community impact: Events like this are cautionary tales that highlight the importance of attentiveness and safety regulations, especially in school zones and near buses carrying students.

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