Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is a cosponsor of the Stop for School Buses Act, legislation to require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to compile illegal passing laws in all states, review existing public safety measures and programs to prevent illegal passing of school buses, and create new strategies and messaging. The bipartisan bill provides a comprehensive federal evaluation of methods to prevent accidents and protect the safety of students.
“Safety while traveling to and from schools should not be of concern for our students or their parents,” said Congresswoman Stefanik “This bipartisan bill will help our local communities take the best course of action to prevent illegal passing of school buses and ensure the safety of our students. Many students in rural communities in my district will directly benefit from enhanced safety measures as they travel on busy, and often unpredictable, roads. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this common-sense legislation through the House.”