Police ramp up tickets for drivers passing stopped school busses

Emily De Vito
Created: April 22, 2021 01:16 PM

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation says around 50,000 drivers illegally pass school buses statewide each school day.

Thursday marked "Operation Safe Stop Day." It's a day to ticket those drivers that don't stop for school buses.

If people do pass a bus with a stop-arm out, their first offense will cost them $250. For three violations in three years, you would owe $1,000 and lose your license.

Law enforcement throughout the state participate in this day in a few different ways. Find out what they are by watching the video of Emily De Vito's story.

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