New York Governor signs legislation allowing stop-arm cameras on school buses


During the operation, law enforcement found that hundreds of people do not comply with the law prohibiting passing a stopped school bus. At the time, 850 people received tickets for violating the law.

The Governor’s office estimated that someone is passing a stopped school bus by more than 180,000 times in a 180-day school year.

Meanwhile, Senator Tim Kennedy said, “Every day across New York State, 50,000 drivers decide to deliberately break the law and pass a stopped school bus, putting our children’s lives and safety at risk. This is simply unacceptable.”

“By enacting this comprehensive legislation that ensures stricter enforcement of these crimes, we’re sending a strong message: if you pass a stopped school bus in New York, you’re going to get caught, you’re going to be fined, and you’re going to be held accountable.”