Our future is riding with us!
Operation Safe Stop
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!
April 27, 2023
is OPERATION SAFE STOP Day FOR 2023
Chautauqua County Chapter of NYAPT - Chautauqua Mall
Chenango Chenango Forks School District - 10:30 AM
Capital Chapter of NYAPT
Jericho Union Free School District - Nassau Chapter
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.
2023 Operation Safe Stop Report for Law Enforcement - provide to local law enforcement agencies
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!
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