November 04, 2019
- Duncannon, PA
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was joined by the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Susquenita School District transportation partners to reinforce the importance of school transportation safety and highlight the potential school transportation challenges posed by changing daylight conditions.The results of Operation Safe Stop, an annual school bus enforcement and education initiative that was held on October 23 this year, were also announced.Data PennDOT gathered for Operation Safe Stop revealed that participating school districts and law enforcement agencies reported 288 violations of the law, up from the 147 reported last year. The initiative is held in conjunction with local and state police departments, school districts and pupil transportation providers to conduct enforcement, raise public awareness about the consequences of improper passing of school buses, and reduce occurrences. Thirty additional school districts and 61 more police departments joined this year’s efforts. Convictions for breaking the School Bus Stopping Law decreased from 747 in 2017 to 667 in 2018.