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NY Senate votes to allow use of stop-arm cameras on school buses

NY Senate votes to allow use of stop-arm cameras on school buses

May 15, 2019 04:40 PM

NEW YORK (WHEC) -- An effort to protect children getting on and off of school buses is one step closer to becoming law.

On Wednesday, the state Senate voted to allow the use of stop-arm cameras.

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The cameras would be used to catch drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.

Lawmakers estimate about 50,000 drivers do this every day in New York.

"We have an enforcement measure now in place that will ensure that those who disregard not only the law but the safety of our loved ones, of our children, are ultimately held accountable, that they receive a fine, " said Sen. Tim Kennedy, 63rd District. "That we hope will ultimately resolve what's become an epidemic."

The state Assembly already passed the bill, which means it now heads to Gov. Cuomo. 

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