New York Senator Wants Cameras on School Buses to Prosecute Dangerous Drivers

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation voiced their support for legislation (S.5028) that would allow the installation and use of stop arm cameras on school buses.

The purpose of this legislation, sponsored by Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, is to identify and prosecute motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses, endangering students.

Young cited the example of Ellen Driscoll from Bethlehem Central School District, "Just last week, when she was driving, in one day she had her school bus passed while it was stopped seven times in just one day; that is truly alarming."

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