New York State lawmakers are pushing legislation aimed at improving safety around school buses.
The bill would beef up penalties for drivers who blow past stopped buses. A first time offender could see a 350-dollar-fine, with second-and-third time offenders having to pay even more.
The state Senate passed the bill yesterday, and it's expected to win easy approval in the Assembly. Lawmakers say the bill will help keep kids safe as they go to and from school.
(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate passed legislation today that increases penalties for overtaking stopped school buses and expands school bus safety education programs. These bills continue the Senate Majority's commitment to protecting the safety and health of New Yorkers, especially our state's most vulnerable populations.