PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania leaders are calling attention to an ongoing issue that can put childrens’ lives on the line — safe driving around school buses. PennDOT, state police and education leaders wrapped up their Operation Safe Stop initiative on Monday afternoon.
In just one day and with limited districts participating, they had 252 violations of the school bus stopping law.READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
Leaders say the actual daily number is likely even higher than that.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
“The tragic fact is that too often drivers ignore the warning light on school buses and try to pass them putting our children in jeopardy and this is just not acceptable,” PennDOT official Kurt Myers said.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
State leaders ask everyone to pay extra attention at school bus stops and in school zones.