AAA kicks off "School's Open-Drive Carefully" campaign

Updated: 08/27/2014 4:01 PM
Created: 08/27/2014 7:43 AM WHEC.com
By: Pat Taney

School kids all over the area are getting ready to head back to school and so are police. When it comes to traffic safety, you've heard the warning before so why are some drivers not getting the message?

That's what Donald Maroni wants to know. He's a bus driver for East Irondequoit School District. Every year he sees drivers ignore the red lights and stop signs on the side of his bus. He sees offender after offender. He said, “Passing our reds…that is so dangerous.”

Ignoring the rules won't only get you a ticket but can be dangerous and even deadly. In Louisiana, a seven-year-old girl was hit getting off a bus on the way back to her house.

And it's not just police looking for offenders. Bus drivers have also been instructed to write down the license plate number of all offenders and report them to police.

It can be a costly mistake. A $250 fine and five points on your license for a first offense.

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