ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed new legislation, allowing school districts to install stop-arm cameras on school buses.
These cameras will record the times when a vehicle unlawfully passes a stopped school bus.
People caught doing this will receive a ticket, as it puts children’s lives in danger when they’re getting on or off the bus.
“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 said. “By signing this measure into law, we are providing school districts the tools they need to hold reckless drivers accountable and advancing New York State’s bold initiatives to keep our schoolchildren safe.”
Advocate for the bill, Mayor Byron Brown, applauded Cuomo for signing the new state law.
“School zone speed cameras are essential to making school zones safer. I commend Governor Cuomo on signing this life-saving legislation into law. We must continue to do everything we can to calm traffic in school zones. This tool serves to remind all motorists to slow down, obey traffic laws and keep our children safe,” Mayor Brown said.