A bill that would toughen penalties for drivers passing a stopped school bus passed the New York state Senate and is currently before the Assembly.
Sponsored by Sen. John Bonacic, a Mt. Hope Republican, the bill to amend the vehicle and traffic law is co-sponsored by Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn).
“Passing a stopped school bus can, G-d forbid, kill or seriously injure children who may be getting on or off that bus,” Felder said in urging the Assembly to pass the bill before the end of session next week. “We must do everything in our power to ensure the safety of our children.”