Police: Pass a stopped school bus, pay $250

Police statewide launched the 17th annual Operation Safe Stop Day today to crack down on drivers who pass stopped school buses.

Officials say about 50,000 motorists illegally pass stopped school buses in New York every day.

Drivers caught in the act will be hit with a $250 fine and get five points on their licenses. Motorists caught twice face a fine more than twice as much.

State Sen. Brian Foley (D-Blue Point) says legislation that would increase the penalties for repeat offenders has been introduced in Albany.

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