Today you might notice more of a police presence in certain school districts as a part of “Operation Safe Stop”.

Operation Safe Stop is a New York State wide crack down on the illegal passing of school buses and could save the life of a child.

According to WTEN, 50,000 car illegally pass New York State school buses every day.

In a press release Operation Safe stop today will have police officers on buses, they’ll be driving along routes where speeding past buses is a problem in marked and unmarked cars.

The areas that are going to be targeting are problem areas all over the state and will hopefully help remind the public to slow down, around buses, and stop when you see the signs blinking on the side of the bus.

If you get a ticket for passing a school bus you will get a fine that could be between $250 an $400 fine, 5-points on your license, and possibly 30 days in jail.

Last year’s operation included 95 police agencies and produced 859 tickets for passing stopped school buses and 1,547 tickets for other moving violations.

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