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Cameras allowed on school bus stop arms, but who is paying for them?

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.

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