HARRISBURG – PennDOT and State Police announced the results of Operation Safe Stop 2021, an annual school bus enforcement and education initiative that was held on October 20 this year. Participating school districts and law enforcement agencies reported 252 violations of the law, up from 120 reported last year. The initiative raises public awareness about the consequences of improper passing of school buses. The School Bus Stopping Law requires motorists approaching a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended, to stop at least 10 feet from the bus. Motorists approaching from all directions are required to stop. However, motorists who encounter a school bus stopping on the opposite side of a divided highway are not required to stop when lanes of the highway are clearly separated by a divider, such as a concrete barrier or grassy median. The penalties for disobeying the law are a $250 fine, five points on your driving record, and a 60-day license suspension.