Drivers zipping by stopped school buses are a clear danger to students on board.
A new state law allows school districts to put cameras on stop arms. However, there’s a catch. Districts have to ask municipalities to pay for the cameras, but those cities, towns and villages aren’t required to foot the bill.
Some school districts estimate it would cost around $2,000 per school bus to outfit the new cameras.
Senator Joe Griffo said passing the bill was a victory, but the state still has a ways to go.