HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) - There continues to be a statewide problem with drivers going past school buses that have stopped with red flashing lights. It is such a concern that Governor Cuomo is asking lawmakers to increase penalties.
Distracted driving is one reason that is suspected for the on-going problem.
Police across the state try to drive home the danger it poses to children as part of a law enforcement initiative named "Operation Safe Stop." On April 27, 2017, Operation Safe Stop resulted in police issuing over 1,037 tickets for drivers who failed to stop for a school bus that was either loading or unloading students. (2.964 tickets were issued for other moving violations during the same sting operation.)Read More