School bus drivers in new York will have to pass tests for drugs and alcohol

The Governor of new York Andrew Cuomo finally endorsed the bill, according to which school bus drivers will be required to pass a selective screening for drugs and alcohol.

A new bill signed by Cuomo, also prohibits bus drivers to drink alcohol eight hours before their shift. At the moment, this period is six hours.

The need for such a document arose for a reason. The initiators of the law claim that since October 2012, in new York state was recorded at least four incidents with participation of drivers of school buses. They were arrested during a service because they were in a state of alcoholic intoxication.

The #FlashingLightsSummit comes to CNY on Wed. Aug. [email protected] brings together @OnondagaSheriff @NYSPTA @AAA_WCNY @ptsiorg to help protect 2.3 million of our students from the risks posed 50,000 times per day of illegal passing of school buses at bus stops. @tranAlt pic.twitter.com/HMqRKS2MvK

— NYAPT (@NYAPTSchoolBus) August 27, 2018

At the moment only 10% of bus drivers tested for drugs and alcohol. In the future, the cost of this procedure, by law, be offset by state authorities.

New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), representing the school bus industry, praised the signing of the law. The Association noted on his Twitter page that this new measure «will increase the safety of students.»

#SafeRideSafeStudents We celebrate the signing into law of legislation sponsored by @donnalupardo and Sen. Marcellino that will enhance student safety by enhancing and expanding drug and alcohol testing of school bus drivers! All for the Children!!

— NYAPT (@NYAPTSchoolBus) August 24, 2018

The law will take effect in four months. He was initiated a member of the new York state Assembly and former teacher Donna Lupardo.

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A small school bus crashed into a house on County Line Road and Ritter Avenue in the Northern part of Amityville, and then the driver needed urgent medical attention. Five little schoolchildren were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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A small school bus crashed into a house on County Line Road and Ritter Avenue in the Northern part of Amityville, and then the driver needed urgent medical attention. Five little schoolchildren were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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