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Long Island bus camera shows drivers blowing past school buses as NYC weighs program

During the first week of a pilot program, conducted by BusPatrol, the company behind the technology, and the Logan Bus Company, cameras mounted on nine school buses captured a total of 70 violations.

Days after state lawmakers reached deal on bill that will let cops ticket reckless drivers captured on bus-mounted cameras, proponents say the compilation video shows just how important the new law will be for school kids in the city and across the state.

While it’s currently illegal in New York state to pass a stopped school bus, a law enforcement officer must physically witness the violation to ticket the offender. Under the new law, if a bus is illegally passed, a camera, mounted on the swinging stop sign or affixed to the side of the bus, turns on, capturing the driver’s license plate.


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