Is School Bus Safety an Issue in New York State and the City of Long Beach?

Every day 2.3 million children are transported by school buses throughout New York State. Data has shown that an estimated 50,000 drivers throughout the State illegally pass stopped school buses on a single school day*.  

In New York State, a one-month study of 10 buses in East Meadow was conducted in 2019. Cameras recorded 615 illegal passes or roughly 2.3 per bus per day. This represents three times more than the number of tickets given out by Nassau and Suffolk counties during the 2018-2019 school year.