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Bus driver honored as state conducts illegal-passing sweep

Posted on April 8, 2014

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y.  — The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that Wappingers Central School District bus driver Charles Albertson was named the Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board and Mid Hudson Transportation Supervisors’ Association's School Bus Driver of the Year last week.

Albertson, who has been a bus driver for nine years, told the newspaper that he has never had an accident or an incident. Wappingers Superintendent Marco Pochintesta told the paper that the district is proud to have Albertson as an employee, and that he is the second district winner.

As Albertson was honored with the award, the state conducted its annual Operation Safe Stop initiative, bringing together school bus operations and law enforcement agencies to ticket drivers who illegally pass school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off students, according to the New York Association for Pupil Transportation.

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Related Topics: law enforcement, New York, stop-arm running/illegal passing

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