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OPERATION SAFE STOP April 28, 2022!  

                               SUFFOLK COUNTY                                                                       CAPITAL DISTRICT

            

MID-HUDSON CHAPTER OSS and ULSTER COUNTY DRIVER OF THE YEAR

              


         

Ulster County Driver of the Year Photo (bottom right):  Patrick Ryan (Ulster County Executive), Robert Lucchesi (New Paltz Chief of Police), Angela Urbina Medina (Superintendent, New Paltz CSD), Maureen Ryan (Director of Transportation, New Paltz CSD), Lisa Haynes (Ulster County School Bus Driver of the Year, New Paltz CSD, 32 years of service), Kevin Ross (Ulster County School Bus Driver of the Year Honorable Mention, Ethan Allen Transportation for Kingston City Schools, 13 years of service) Juan Figueroa (Ulster County Sheriff)

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Operation Safe Stop is aimed at educating the motoring public that passing a stopped school bus is dangerous and illegal.  It is a combined effort of law enforcement agencies, school personnel, school bus contractors, traffic safety organizations, including local traffic safety boards, and the media to drive home this message.  See NYAPT's Press Release regarding scheduled Operation Safe Stop Activities!

OPERATION SAFE STOP TOOL KIT

NYAPT's Operation Safe Stop Committee (Nicole Dolce, Chair), funded by a grant from GTSC,  has updated our original TOOL KIT to assist and support local efforts to conduct a Safe Stop Day.

CLICK HERE to open a .pdf copy of the tool kit  and please use it well and often!  

CLICK HERE to open the Word version.  Copy and paste to your letterhead and modify as necessary.

CLICK HERE to open and modify the recognition/award. 

SAFE STOP HOT SPOT SHEETS

The NYAPT Operation Safe Stop Committee has prepared and we have posted on the NYAPT Website a “HOT SPOT” form that members can use to advise local police about locations that have a higher incidence of illegal passing.

We encourage all our members to use the form to track these ‘high passing zones’ and to share them with your police departments in advance of April 22nd, which is Safe Stop Day.  Our police partners are ready and willing to help and to participate in Safe Stop Day - all we need to do is ask them! 

HOT SPOT FORM:  

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation - Survey on Illegal Passing

2019 NASDPTS Illegal Passing Results Summary-7-24-19.pdf

2019 NASDPTS Illegal Passing Results Press Release-7-24-19.pdf


Stop for the Bus!

It is estimated that over 50,000 private vehicles pass stopped school buses with red lights flashing on a typical school day.  With schools currently moving from in-person to virtual learning and back again, school buses are on the road some days and not on other days, which could lead to confusion for other drivers.  Stay alert - when you see a stopped school bus with red lights flashing, STOP FOR THE BUS! A child’s life depends on it!

NYAPT
1764 Route 9 - P.O. Box 356
Clifton Park, NY 12065

518.463.4937

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