Police in Rockland County keep a close watch on school bus stops

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Police across Rockland County were out Thursday enforcing the no pass rule regarding school bus stops.

As part of Operation Safe Stop, police closely trail buses to look out for reckless drivers. At the North Rockland School District, 8,200 students are bussed daily and officials say each one is at risk if a careless driver illegally passes a bus-mounted stop sign.

In the last five years, 25 students in New York state were hit and two were killed by drivers passing stopped school buses. Drivers can expect to pay $250 and get 5 points on their license for a first offense.

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