The New York State Legislature has recently enacted legislation authorizing the installation of cameras on the “stop arms” of school buses. These cameras will use photo monitoring devices to “detect and record vehicles illegally passing or overtaking a school bus.” The owner of a vehicle detected by such a camera to be overtaking or have illegally passed a school bus would be issued a fine equal to the traffic infraction fine for such violation. Essentially, the law authorizes cameras similar to red-light cameras to be installed on school buses which would issue fines for motorists passing stopped school buses.
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