Broome County officials say they are catching even more motorists who have a blatant disregard for the lives and safety of children on school buses.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

The County is marking the observance of Operation Safe Stop Day by reporting the school bus stop-arm camera program that began this school year has caught more than 2,000 violators now.

The Broome County Office of Emergency Services says 2,249 drivers have illegally passed buses in the county since the program launched last June with the worst month being in December with 395 violators.  As of April 28, this month was second on the list.  April had caught 331 violators.

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Each initial violation bears a fine of $250.  Second and third violations in an 18-month period carries fines of $275 dollars and $300.

For more information on the program go online at

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