The State Assembly passed a piece of legislation last week that would permit cameras on school bus stop signs, catching motorists who break school bus traffic laws.

WGRZ reports the School Bus Safety Camera Act "lets school districts work with cities and towns to put the cameras on buses and then issue tickets to those captured on camera failing to stop when the arm and flashing signs are out."

The fine for passing school busses while the stop sign is active is $250, but police can only nab a driver they witness passing the bus. The cameras would catch all violators of the law.

Senator Tim Kennedy told WGRZ, "This is something that we are fast-tracking through the Senate and we are looking to get the approval by both the Senate and the assembly to the governor's desk as quickly as possible for his signature." The next step for the law is to go to the floor for a vote.


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