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: VOTER GUIDE: Pennsylvania Primary Election 2022
Leaders say the actual daily number is likely even higher than that.READ MORE: Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro Tests Positive For COVID-19
“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: Third Round Of Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Now Available
State leaders ask everyone to pay extra attention at school bus stops and in school zones.