Yonkers reports over 500 violations of cars passing school buses in one week

The program, as previously reported by News 12, involves the installation of cameras on the sides of school buses and was officially initiated on Oct. 12.

News 12 Staff

Nov 2, 2023, 1:07 PM

Updated 209 days ago

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Yonkers officials have issued a reminder about the ongoing Safe Stop School Bus Program.
The program, as previously reported by News 12, involves the installation of cameras on the sides of school buses and was officially initiated on Oct. 12.
According to Mayor Mike Spano, within the first week of implementation, the cameras captured nearly 500 violations.
For the first 30 days, anyone that drives by a stopped school bus will receive a warning. However, this policy is set to change in just a couple of weeks. In a recent Facebook post, the city addressed frequently asked questions about the program. If you receive a notice, the first violation carries a fine of $250, with subsequent notices in 18 months incurring higher penalties. Payments can be made on the city website under the section "Pay Tickets."
The cameras are installed on the left side of a school bus behind the stop sign.
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