“Student safety is our number-one priority,” said Tim Flood, an NYSBCA board member and executive vice president of the Trans Group. “This event was not only important in helping parents understand what it takes to make that ride as safe as possible for children, but what can be done to make it even safer. This includes support for legislation that would increase penalties for drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus and school bus drivers who fail a drug or alcohol test.” Shown here are school buses parked outside the event.