Bill Allowing School Bus Traffic Cameras Clears State Senate
Senate Bill 923 would allow municipalities and their school districts to install cameras on buses in order to fine drivers $150 to $500.
The fine would apply to motorists who disobey the law by driving past a stopped school bus that has its lights flashing and stop sign extended while loading or unloading children.
Supporters say equipping buses with cameras would stop a common and dangerous offense. But others see the plan as just another way government is using cameras to raise revenues.
Vehicle owners caught on camera would face a fine of $150 for the first violation and $500 for every subsequent infraction. Much like red light cameras or Chicago’s pending speed camera program, the tickets would be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
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