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Lawmakers' Deal Will Help Catch Cars That Pass School Buses

Lawmakers came to an agreement Tuesday that will enable the placement of cameras on buses, designed to track cars that pass stopped buses while kids are getting on and off.

The bill would require local governments and school districts to opt in for the cameras, which could be placed on the arm of the extendable stop sign on a bus, or mounted on the vehicle. Video of drivers who pass stopped buses would then be sent to law enforcement.

Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement commending the passing of the bill, saying, "The safety of our children is paramount, and we are committed to ensuring our youngest New Yorkers make it to and from school safely and that motorists who endanger these students are held accountable for their reckless actions."


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