What is Operation Safe Stop?
Operation Safe Stop is a proactive approach to educate the motoring public that passing a
stopped school bus, when children are loading or unloading, is both dangerous and illegal.
Law enforcement agencies, school transportation providers, pupil transportation
associations, and PennDOT have combined their efforts to raise public awareness about
the potential consequences and reduce the occurrence of illegal school bus passes.
Over the past 22 years, PennDOT, along with law enforcement agencies and pupil
transportation associations, have worked together to conduct Operation Safe Stop. On
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, the 23rd Annual Operation Safe Stop will occur. On
this day, we hope all school districts will participate by having their drivers document any
illegal passes occurring on their routes during the day. If possible, the drivers should get
identifying information regarding the vehicle and file the information with local authorities.