LIVINGSTON COUNTY— Operation Safe Stop will once again be utilized to provide added safety to school buses transporting children.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Operation Safe Stop consists of Deputy Sheriffs in marked Sheriff’s patrol vehicles assigned to follow school buses on their normal routes, both picking up and dropping off children for school, and look for traffic related offenses for passing school buses and other violations related to aggressive driving and traffic violations that put children at risk.
“Operation Safe Stop will be in effect at various times throughout this school year,” said Dougherty. “Please join us in proactively keeping our children safe by using caution around school buses.”
The program seeks to promote school bus safety through education and enforcement efforts and is a cooperative project supported by the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the New York State Education Department, the New York Association for Pupil Transportation, the New York State School Bus Contractors Association, and the student transportation industry.
Multiple Deputies have been assigned to the four schools where Deputy Sheriffs serve as School Resource Officers in Livingston County: York, Livonia, Keshequa, and Dansville.