New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing New York City to Install Stop-Arm Cameras on School Buses

"Today Governor Cuomo signed legislation giving municipalities like New York City the right to install stop-arm cameras on school buses in an effort to increase safety for children getting on and off buses throughout the state.”

“Thanks to legislation I have authored and will be introducing in the coming days, New York City is ready to take this on so we can better protect our children.”

“My legislation would force the Department of Education and the Office of Pupil Transport to install stop-arm cameras on city school buses with the capability of issuing electronic fines to drivers who illegally pass school buses while the stop arm is down.” 
“We have all seen it happen on our roads, irresponsible drivers going around school buses that have the stop arm in the down position because children are either entering or exiting the bus. This behavior is reckless and should not be tolerated. Now is the perfect time to do whatever we can to teach drivers that this behavior will have punitive consequences.”

For more information on the legislation read my recent amNEW YORK op-ed titled “Don't wait for tragedy to approve school bus safety cameras”.

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