ALBANY, N.Y. — Making your child's trip to school safer is the aim behind a bill that was passed unanimously by the NYS Senate Wednesday morning.
The legislation sponsored by WNY Senator Tim Kennedy (D-63), who chairs the Transportation Committee, would allow stop-arm cameras on school buses to catch drivers who overtake and pass the vehicles.
"Every day across New York State, there are 50,000 drivers who decide to deliberately break the law and pass a stopped school bus, putting our children's lives and safety at risk," said Kennedy. "This is simply unacceptable, and by passing this comprehensive legislation that ensures stricter enforcement of these crimes, we're sending a strong message: if you pass a stopped school bus in New York, you're going to get caught, you're going to be fined, and you're going to be held accountable."
The assembly has also passed the bill, which now moves to Governor Cuomo's desk for approval.