Photos: Making a point for safety at school buses

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Operation Safe Stop: Thursday, April 3, is a statewide crackdown on motorists passing stopped school buses. The Guilderland Police Department and Albany County Sheriff’s Office arranged this display on Route 20, at 155, to educate drivers about the law; as the sign says, violating the law can result in a maximum $400 fine and five license points. “When a school bus is stopped, all lanes of traffic must come to a complete stop when the red lights are on,” said Sergeant Michael Minette. “State Route 20 is the busiest road in the town of Guilderland, but the passing of stopped school buses occurs on all roads in the town.”

The Enterprise — Michael Koff

Safety quartet: Standing up for safety, in front of a Guilderland school bus, are, from left: First Sergeant Martin Zaloga with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office; Michael Gannon, assistant superintendent for transportation at the Guilderland School District; Danielle Poirier, Guilderland’s transportation supervisor; and Sergeant Michael Minette with the Guilderland Police Department.

Thursday, April 3, is a statewide crackdown on motorists passing stopped school buses, which can result in a maximum $400 fine and five license points.