Tougher fines for people passing a school bus with red flashing lights?


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