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Cuomo proposes stop-arm cameras, seatbelts for school buses

The proposals are included in the 2019-2020 state budget plan he released last week.

Posted: Jan 23, 2019 2:20 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants school buses in New York state to be equipped with cameras to record drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.

The Democrat also wants students to be required to wear seatbelts while on school buses.

The proposals are included in the 2019-2020 state budget plan he released last week.

Cuomo says installing stop-arm cameras on school buses will significantly improve safety for the 1.5 million students who ride school buses in New York state each year. The devices would record when a vehicle passes a stopped school bus and issue a ticket to the motorist.

Cuomo says adding a seatbelt requirement to school bus safety regulations would also enhance safety for students.

The governor's proposals would have to be approved by the Democrat-controlled Legislature.

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