Operate Safe Stop reveals widespread failure to respect school bus safety laws

Clarkstown Police Department has announced the results of their participation in the statewide “Operation Safe-Stop” effort on April 3, 2014, coordinated and funded by the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) through a Police Traffic Services Grant.

During “Operation Safe Stop,” police officers monitored school buses in marked and unmarked patrol units on selected bus routes that have a history of illegal passing complaints. Police issued tickets to drivers who pass stopped school buses (Section 1174 of the Vehicle & Traffic Law).

The department deployed eight officers on four hour shifts, covering the morning and afternoon school bus runs. CPD officers issued 43 summonses.