Young says thousands pass stopped school buses each day

Jun 12, 2018

New York State Sen. Catharine Young (R-Olean) wants to use cameras to catch motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.

School bus.
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The Republican'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.

Young 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.

She says 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 plan to discuss the legislation at a press conference Tuesday.