|Stop for the Bus to Protect our Kids, and be Aware of the Steep Penalties and How it Can and Will also Affect Your Insurance.|
WHAT IS OPERATION SAFE STOP?
Operation Safe Stop seeks to promote school bus safety through education and enforcement efforts. Operation Safe Stop is a cooperative project supported by the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the New York State Education Department, the New York Association for Pupil Transportation, the New York State School Bus Contractors Association, the student transportation industry and state, county, city and local law enforcement agencies.
DID YOU KNOW:
An estimated 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass New York State school buses every day.
THE LAW SAYS:
It is illegal – and very dangerous – to pass a stopped school bus when the large red lights located on top of the bus are flashing. Flashing lights mean the bus is picking up or discharging students.
First time conviction can give you 5 points on your license and drive up the cost of your auto insurance.
Yellow lights mean the bus is going to stop. Slow down!
Red lights mean students are getting on or off the bus.
STOP! STOP! STOP!
The goal of Operation Safe Stop is to proactively educate motorists about the dangers of passing stopped school buses.