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New York’s Operation Safe Stop Day to enforce school bus safety laws

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The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) has announced its support for Operation Safe Stop Day, scheduled for Thursday, April 25. The annual event, supported by multiple state and local agencies, aims to raise public awareness about the dangers of passing stopped school buses with flashing red lights. The initiative underscores the critical message, “Stop on red, our kids are ahead,” emphasizing the safety of school children.


During this year’s Operation Safe Stop, law enforcement officers across New York will closely monitor school buses, ready to issue tickets to motorists who disregard the laws against passing stopped school buses. This enforcement action is part of a broader effort to ensure student safety and compliance with traffic laws.

NYAPT’s surveys indicate that approximately 50,000 drivers illegally pass stopped school buses daily when school is in session. The penalties for such violations include fines up to $400, points on the driver’s license, and possible jail time, highlighting the seriousness of these traffic offenses.