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Nov 06

Sheriff's Office, school districts begin safety effort

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 6:52 PM by Lt. Todd Lemery

Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy announced today that the Washington County Sheriff's Office will begin a collaborative effort with Washington County School Districts this week to increase traffic enforcement of stopped school buses and school zone violators. 

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An increase in patrols along school bus routes and school zones throughout Washington County can be expected. The goal of the effort is to gain compliance by drivers to protect the safety of all children as they get on and off the bus. 

According to the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, an estimated 50,000 motor vehicle illegally pass New York State school buses every day.