BCSD gearing up for Operation Safe Stop

BCSD gearing up for Operation Safe Stop
Posted on 04/26/2019

On May 2, 2019 the Brockport Central School District (BCSD) will team with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Brockport Police Department to enforce Operation Safe Stop.

According to the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, an estimated 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass school buses every day. It is illegal and dangerous to pass a stopped school bus when the red lights are flashing.  These flashing lights mean the bus is picking up or dropping off students.  Drivers must stop whether they are approaching the bus from the front or overtaking it from the rear, even on divided and multi-lane highways.

In an effort to protect our students, BCSD has installed LED flashers on the bumpers of 20 school buses with high-traffic routes or areas of illegal passing complaints.

On May 2, the Monroe County Sheriff and the Brockport Police Departments will follow select BCSD buses in the high-traffic areas to enforce the importance of stopping whenever a driver sees the flashing red lights of a school bus.  

In NYS, the first-time fine for illegally passing a school bus is a $250 to $400 fine, five points on your license, and/or possibly 30 days in jail.  Remember, yellow lights mean the bus is going to stop and you must slow down.  Red lights mean students are getting on or off the bus, and you must STOP. 

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