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John R. Phoennik
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Nov 05

Residents encouraged to call 911 for school bus safety issues

Posted on November 5, 2019 at 8:46 AM by Andrea Iglar

We as officers of the South Fayette Township Police Department work very hard on a daily basis to make sure our motorists are as safe as possible.

I have recently viewed social media comments that police aren’t doing enough to stop the issue of vehicles passing stopped school buses.

Our department wants to catch these violators as much as anyone. Police stopped more than 1,500 cars in 2018 alone and have cited drivers this year for passing school buses. However, we can’t be everywhere all the time, so we need your help.

If at any time somebody sees a traffic violation—especially a driver passing a school bus—please call 911 immediately to have an officer respond. Please attempt to provide as much information as possible about the vehicle description, and police officers will follow up from there.

Our department receives many complaints on traffic issues throughout our 21 square miles of township roads. It is imperative that residents call the police to address potentially unsafe situations.

Our police department will continue to do the best we can to monitor and enforce any traffic violations that we see. Again, the residents can assist us by being our eyes and ears when we are not in the area.

Thank you for your cooperation.


John R. Phoennik
Chief of Police
South Fayette Township


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