Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday authorizing school districts to install stop arm cameras on school buses to catch and fine drivers who fail to stop when students are boarding or getting off school buses.
“It was great news,” said Linda O’Grady, transportation supervisor for the West Seneca Central School District. “It’s been a few years in the making and it's good that it finally came through.”
Parents, school officials and bus drivers have long complained about drivers going around stopped school buses. State Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, who sponsored the legislation in the Senate, said state officials estimate there are 50,000 incidents where stopped school buses are passed each day across New York State.