MAYFIELD, Kentucky (WPSD) -- Not stopping for a school bus could soon mean jail time for Kentucky drivers.
Police say keeping children safe is so important there will be no warnings.
Randy Smith is the Director of Transportation for Mayfield City Schools and says drivers are not paying attention.
"They come in almost daily complaining that someone's passed their stop arm when they're loading or unloading," he said of his drivers.
Now, police are riding on those buses as often as they can, armed with note pads.
"With us sitting right behind the bus driver and the stop arm we can read the license plates as they go by," Officer Brock Martin explained.