“Thousands of schools all over our city and vehicles passing them every single day at high speeds, putting our kids, teachers and everyone else around them at risk,” City Councilman Ben Kallos said.
The legislation he says is being drafted as we speak in Albany. Normally, a police officer must see a driver pass a stopped school bus to issue a ticket for a moving violation. The proposed bus cameras would capture drivers that pass illegally, sending the images to authorities. They would then dole out fines. There would be no moving violation and points, but hopefully it would be a deterrent.