Police: Watch out for school buses

by Andrew Henderson

Members of the Fulton Police Department will join other law-enforcement officers around the state in Operation Safe Stop — a school bus safety initiative set for Wednesday, April 18.

During Operation Safe Stop, police officers in marked patrol units will be enforcing the New York State Traffic Law, which requires all vehicles to stop for stopped school busses with their red lights flashing.

Communication between the Fulton Police Department and the transportation department of the Fulton City School District has identified the times and locations where vehicles passing school busses have been found to be the most frequent and these areas will be the focus of the enforcement efforts.

Operation Safe Stop seeks to promote school bus safety not only through enforcement efforts but also through educational efforts.

It is illegal and dangerous to pass a stopped school bus when its red lights are flashing.  Flashing red lights mean the bus is picking up or discharging students.

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