We all know that in New York State drivers must stop for a school letting off passengers and if you don't stop you will be ticketed. The Orange County Sheriffs Office is going to participate in a campaign that works to encourage motorist to follow this law closely.

On April 27th Orange County Deputies will observe motorist during the Operation Safe Stop Campaign to promote bus safety according to a recent press release. Police officers will be on board buses as well as being on patrol in marked and unmarked police vehicles in areas that have gotten several complaints in the past.

Orange Count Sheriff Carl E. DuBois believe that the Operation Safe Stop Campaign will increase public awareness and make students trip to school much safer.

If you do get caught illegally passing a stopped school bus, first-time offenders will be  fined $250 to $400, 5 points on your license and possibly 30 days in jail.


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