State Sen. Simcha Felder is calling for increased awareness of school bus safety issues this week, which marks National School Bus Safety Week.
“Each day, over 50,000 school buses transport more than 2.3 million New York children to school,” Felder said. “Due to the tough safety standards that we have put into place, New York’s record of school bus safety is among the best in the nation.”
Earlier this year, Felder joined Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope) to increase penalties for passing a stopped school bus. The new legislation provides that an individual convicted of two or more instances of passing a stopped school bus be subject to 60 days license suspension.