Bronx drivers urged to use caution during 'Operation Safe Stop Day'

Extra state and local police patrols will be looking for drivers illegally passing Bronx school buses Thursday for ?Operation Safe Stop Day.?

The first safe stop day was held in 1994. It has been held each year to remind drivers to stop for all school buses with flashing lights. Transportation officials say too many drivers are passing stopped buses and hitting children. If caught, drivers can expect a ticket with fines up to $400 or even jail time.

Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation continues to work on improving areas considered dangerous for children to walk to school. All of the improvements are part of the ?Safe Routes to School? program to keep students safe.

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