ALBANY – New York State Senator Cathy Young wants to use cameras to catch motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.
Young’s proposal would allow the cameras to be mounted on the stop arm of a bus and record any car that passes when the arm is extended.
The Senator says the evidence from the cameras could be used to issue tickets to motorists who break the law.
She cited studies estimating that drivers around New York State pass school buses thousands of times each day.
Similar proposals have been introduced in state legislatures around the country as a way to crack down on motorists who put children at risk.
Young and other supporters will discussed the legislation at a press conference Tuesday.