NY: 50,000 Drivers Pass School Buses Every Day

ALBANY (AP) -

With an estimate that 50,000 drivers illegally pass stopped school buses in New York every day, state traffic safety officials say they’re serious about enforcing the law.

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee says police issued 1,186 tickets to drivers for illegally passing a stopped school bus on April 16, the date of an annual safety initiative.

There are 2.3 million students in New York who ride school buses each day. Passing a stopped school bus can cost drivers five points on their licenses. Fines start at $250.