Senate Protects Children and Expands School Bus Safety Measures

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:57

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. The legislation will add a school bus safety component to driver’s education courses, provide more funding to the Comprehensive School Bus Driver Safety Training Council to study and develop proposals to reduce illegal school bus passing, establish a school bus motorist education fund, and increase the penalty for illegally overtaking and passing a stopped school bus.

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