School Bus Safety Program

  • Keep Kids Safe: It's the Law in New York State

    In 2019, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) released data from their annual national survey indicating that more than 17 million stop-arm violations occur in the United States each year. The City of North Tonawanda and North Tonawanda City Schools have launched a School Bus Safety Program to reduce the illegal passing of school buses and improve student safety.  

    On August 6, 2019, New York State passed legislation (S.4524B/A.4950B) authorizing school districts to install safety cameras on school buses to catch drivers who unlawfully pass a stopped school bus and ensure student safety.   

    To speak to a representative about a safety violation, contact the Alertbus Customer Contact Center at 1-877-504-7080. 

  • February 1-28th warnings will be issued.
    Tickets will be issued starting March 1st.

  • Is School Bus Safety an Issue in New York State and the City of North Tonawanda? 

  • Why is Automated Stop-Arm Enforcement Needed? 

  • How Does the Safety Program Reduce Illegal Passings? 

  • How will the City of North Tonawanda School Districts Benefit from the Safety Program? 

  • Who Are Stop-Arm Violation Tickets Issued to, and How Much Will They Cost Violators?

  • How Does It Work?

  • When Should I Stop for a Stopped School Bus in New York State?

  • How to Behave Around School Buses in New York State

  • Safety Tips for Children, Student Riders, and Parents

  • Important Safety Tips for Children to Learn and Remember

  • Learn More About School Bus Safety

  • Contact Information

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