Schools in New York state can now install cameras on the stop arms of school buses to catch motorists who put students at risk under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Drivers caught on camera passing a stopped bus would face $250 tickets, with higher fines for repeat violators. The cameras, mounted on the stop sign that extends outward whenever a bus is stopped, will automatically record each vehicle that passes it illegally.
“No parent should ever have to worry that their child’s bus ride to and from school is anything other than safe and easy,” Cuomo, a Democrat, said Tuesday in a statement announcing his signature.