New York strikes deal to allow cameras on school buses

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York state legislators have struck a deal to allow cameras on school buses.

The cameras will capture images of drivers who illegally pass them.

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

Municipalities and school districts that opt into the program will provide an annual report to law enforcement.

The information will be used to track problematic intersections or bus stops.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he looks forward to New York becoming one of the first states to use this technology to protect school children.

There was already broad support for the measure but the details had to be finalized before lawmakers could act.

A vote is expected within coming weeks.

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