Safer Buses. Safer Kids.


Event Details

The New York Safety Summit will provide a unique opportunity for Long Island school officials, law enforcement, bus operators, parents, and elected officials to discuss best practices around school bus safety. This is also a chance to learn how the availability of school bus stop-arm photo enforcement solutions can help make our roads safer and protect our students on their journey to and from the classroom.


Thursday May 11th, 2023

8AM to 1PM

Mansion at Timber Point
398 Great River Rd, Great River, NY 11739 

Summit Agenda

8:00 AM - 8:30AM Check-in and Breakfast N/A
8:30AM - 9:00AM Opening remarks Karoon MonfaredBusPatrol 

Steve Randazzo

Nick Vallone

Debora Thivierge
ELIJA Farms, Suffolk County School Bus Safety Committee
9:00AM - 9:10AM "Road to Safety" led by TSPSGroup Kate McBrideTSPSGroup
9:10AM - 10:00AM Panel #1: How can we leverage data to improve school bus safety and make roads safer?

Ezra OkonBusPatrol  

SCPD Commissioner Harrison ​Sheriff Toulon
Suffolk County 

Sheriff Toulon,
Suffolk County

Liz GilleoHendrick Hudson School District

10:00AM - 10:35AM Refreshments & Giveaway N/A
10:35AM - 11:05AM Keynote Speaker State Senator Tim KennedyChairman of the New York State Senate Transportation Committee 
11:05AM - 11:55AM Panel #2: How is the community taking a holistic approach to school bus safety? James BuchananBusPatrol   ​

Rich Gallagher
TSPSGroup, Bay Shore UFSD

Dr. Patrick Harrigan
Half Hollow Hills School District
11:55AM - 12:30PM Audience Discussion All
12:30PM - 12:45PM Closing Remarks Dave ChristopherNYAPT  ​

Karoon Monfared
12:45PM - 1PM Giveaway, networking & refreshments  


Thursday May 11th, 2023

8AM to 1PM

Mansion at Timber Point
398 Great River Rd, Great River, NY 11739 

Panel Discussions

State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy

Keynote Speaker:
State Senator Tim Kennedy

State Senator Tim Kennedy, Chairman of the New York State Senate Transportation Committee, will serve as the Summit keynote speaker. Senator Kennedy previously sponsored legislation to authorize municipalities and school districts to install safety cameras on school buses to catch drivers who unlawfully pass a stopped school bus and jeopardize student safety.

Data Panel

Jason Elan,
Head of External Affairs, BusPatrol America

Panel Topic:

The first panel will hear from a range of public safety, transportation, and data experts to discuss how localities can leverage data to drive decision-making that will improve the safety of roads in their communities. Across the state, law enforcement officers have been using BusPatrol automated enforcement technology and program data to reduce the number of illegal school bus passings and curtail distracted driving. 

Attendees will also hear of a case study that demonstrates the impact of community engagement to drive public policy. One panelist will share the lessons from a recent advocacy campaign led by a concerned group of transportation directors that persuaded officials in one county to enact a school bus safety law by using data and video from school district pilot programs.

Panelists include:

Rodney Harrison,
Suffolk County Police Commissioner 

Errol Toulon,
Suffolk County Sheriff

Liz Gilleo,
Transportation Director, Hendrick Hudson School District

Ezra Okon,
Executive Vice President, BusPatrol America

Community Education Panel

Dalton Li, Chief Product Officer, BusPatrol America

Panel Topic:

Beyond data, the second panel will focus on solutions that take a holistic approach to school bus safety through education and awareness initiatives. This panel will feature education experts and stakeholders that have been at the forefront of school bus safety and developing strategies to enhance traffic safety and community outreach.

Panelists include:

Rich Gallagher,
Vice President TSPSGroup, Bayshore Transportation Director

James Buchanan,
SVP, Procurement, BusPatrol America

Patrick Harrigan,
Superintendent, Half Hollow Hills School District

Resources for Your Community

Suffolk County DMV Posters
English DMV Posters
Spanish DMV Posters
GPS Videos for Young Adult Drivers
Four-Lane Road
No Median

When approaching a stopped school bus from the opposite direction on a four-lane roadway, what should drivers do?


What should drivers do when approaching a school bus with its amber lights flashing on a two-lane road?

Four-Lane Road

Watch the following refresher on road safety laws when driving on a four-lane road with a median.


We would like to express our gratitude to our sponsors for supporting our event. Your generous contributions have made it possible for us to bring this event to life for our attendees. Thank you again for your support!

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Bronze Sponsor
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In The Press

View the press release: BusPatrol to Host Inaugural New York School Bus Safety Summit in
Partnership with NYAPT 

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NYS  Stop-Arm Safety Procedures - Do’s and Don’ts.pdf
Guide: Stop-Arm Safety Procedures For Bus Operators

The following guide will help bus operators better familiarize themselves with the BusPatrol stop-arm camera technology and the laws around stop-arm safety.


Videos of Near Misses

Watch the following video of violations and near-misses in Suffolk County.