Kentucky Bill Wants to Install Stop-Arm Cameras on School Buses

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(File photo by Taylor Hannon.)

State Rep. Robert Goforth pre-filed a bill last week requiring the installation of stop-arm cameras on all Kentucky school buses, reported WSAZ News Channel 3.

The law would also impose a fine of $200 on violators for a first offense, and $500 for a second or greater offense that occurs within a three-year period, it was reported. Student transportation directors in Kentucky favor a law to improve the safety of students at bus stops, it was noted.

WSAZ reported that one transportation director wanted financial help to pay for the cameras.

If the bill passes, schools would have to have the cameras installed on their buses by Aug. 1, 2023.

To see a map of states that currently authorize school districts to install video surveillance cameras on school buses to catch those violators, visit: stnonline.com/go/5d.


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