SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Local leaders call on NY to OK school bus stop arm cameras

In the letter released Friday, the local officials cited state estimates that 50,000 motorists in the state illegally pass school buses daily.

Posted: May 3, 2019 2:14 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Seventy-five mayors and city and county officials from around New York have written to state lawmakers to urge them to authorize cameras on school buses to catch drivers who pass illegally.

The legislative proposal would allow school districts to mount cameras on the stop arms of buses, which extend when buses stop to pick up or drop off students.

Drivers caught passing a stopped bus would face $250 fines, with municipalities and school districts splitting the money.

The state Assembly has already passed the legislation, but a Senate vote hasn't been scheduled.

In the letter released Friday, the local officials cited state estimates that 50,000 motorists in the state illegally pass school buses daily.

The letter was signed by officials from New York City, Long Island, Syracuse, Westchester County, Buffalo and other communities.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1973308

Reported Deaths: 51350
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2611819909
Queens2604189526
Suffolk1913793303
Nassau1753923102
Bronx1731096365
New York1303844306
Westchester1245352236
Erie805561689
Richmond698671740
Monroe599441033
Orange45583782
Rockland45345941
Onondaga35576660
Dutchess27616433
Albany23409343
Oneida21291497
Niagara17888332
Broome17175348
Saratoga14222160
Ulster12835241
Schenectady12289192
Rensselaer10526136
Putnam1007991
Chautauqua8256132
Chemung7068133
Oswego690990
Ontario676591
Steuben6212141
St. Lawrence613794
Sullivan603268
Cayuga581090
Jefferson540863
Wayne515467
Cattaraugus506880
Genesee5014121
Herkimer4883107
Clinton447232
Madison425785
Tompkins401949
Fulton399786
Livingston394358
Montgomery3842114
Columbia380399
Cortland351560
Warren333756
Tioga333358
Wyoming321751
Allegany314183
Otsego313646
Greene308174
Chenango303173
Washington281355
Orleans271683
Lewis242333
Franklin237512
Delaware211936
Seneca185356
Schoharie152015
Essex148926
Yates109826
Schuyler97913
Hamilton3002
Unassigned184111
Out of NY0216
Rome
Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 39°
Binghamton
Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 32°
Rome
Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 39°
Rome
Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 39°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Enter the Rock Your Body Giveaway from Alivana Aesthetics
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!