Deputies keep eye on school bus safety

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – State law enforcement officials will be out in force Thursday to participate in Operation Safe Stop Day.

Law enforcement from all across the state will be following behind school buses in marked and unmarked patrol units looking for drivers who pass stopped school buses.  They will be patrolling selected bus routes that have a history of illegal passing complaints.

It’s illegal to pass a school bus, from either side when it’s stopped or the lights are flashing. If you violate that law, you could be looking at a $400 fine or even jail time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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