“Operation Safe Stop” Underway Today

Law enforcement agencies throughout the area and the state will be stepping up enforcement of stopping for school buses today as part of Operation Safe Stop.

Officers will be in marked and unmarked patrol units and also riding on buses traveling routes history of illegal passing complaints.

Last year 859 drivers statewide were cited for failing to stop for a school bus which has its red lights active.

The fine for the first violation is as much as $400 with 5 points on the driver license.