Lawmakers reach agreement on school bus cameras
May 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Rick Karlin is reporting for the Times Union state lawmakers May 7, reached a deal that would allow school bus cameras to record motorists who fail to stop when students are getting on or off their buses. Under the plan, school districts could choose to install the cameras, which are typically mounted to the stop arm device that swings out and displays a “Stop” sign. It is against the law to drive around a stopped school bus when the stop arm is out and the red lights are flashing. Currently, drivers can only be ticketed by a police officer who witnesses the illegal maneuver. The Assembly earlier in the year passed a bill allowing the cameras; the Senate leadership has agreed to support the bill as well. The measure has the support of the school bus industry, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he intends to sign it into law. Read the full story in the Times Union.