Anyone who has ever come upon a stopped school bus picking up or delivering students can’t miss the flashing lights and extended red STOP signs. It looks like a carnival ride.
Yet, in New York state, it’s estimated that more than 50,000 vehicles pass stopped school buses illegally every day, putting children’s lives and safety at risk.
Wisely, Oneida County has taken action that will hopefully make drivers more aware of the problem. In the future, if you’re going to blow by a bus, smile. You may be on camera. And that will hit you where it hurts — in the wallet.