Schools in the region were open this week, following the holiday break.
This means there were school buses on the roads once again.
In the span of three days, there were three crashes involving school buses in the Capital Region.
A bus in Galway and a bus in Columbia County were both rear-ended Wednesday morning.
On Friday morning, a car crashed head-on at the intersection of Moe Road and Clifton Park Road.
The Director of Transportation for the Shenendehowa School District, Alfred Karam says they are seeing more cars pass buses.
Karam says it only takes a few seconds for that bus to stop, load a kid, and continue on, and recommends leaving earlier to avoid getting caught behind a bus.
A driver could face $250 to $400 in fines, five points on their license, and up to 30 days in jail if they pass a school bus in the State of New York.
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