WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -- A West Haven resident shared a video on Tuesday that showed a truck blow right past a school bus that was stopped to pick up a student.

It happened Tuesday morning on Allings Crossing Road.

A viewer shared the video with Channel 3, which shows the bus stopping and putting out its stop sign and turning on its flashing lights as it prepares to pick up a student.

A white truck is seen not slowing down, and going right through the bus stop.

In the video, you can hear the bus airing its horn well before, and as the truck is going past.

Thankfully, the student being picked up stayed in the driveway and did not attempt to cross the street.

The school superintendent said later on Tuesday that the driver was caught by police and issued a $475 ticket.

The person who posted the video said he is working with the police department to address the issue.

There is a sign on the road where the incident occurred, alerting drivers that there is a bus stop in that area. 

"I’m glad it was taken seriously, and I believe a clear message was sent. I also know that the police will be closely monitoring several busy intersections in the coming weeks in order to prevent such things from happening again," said West Haven Superintendent of Schools Neil Cavallaro.

West Haven’s school superintendent adds with police catching the driver, he thinks it sends a clear message, adding that police will be closely monitoring several busy intersections in the coming days to prevent similar incidents like this from happening again.

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That should be a $1000 fine for the first offense.

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