School Buses Statewide to Install Cameras
This week is National School Bus Safety Week. The most important thing when it comes to our children riding school buses is safety first.
According to WILX, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers are working to tackle safety both inside and outside school buses.
In just the last year, State Police data shows there have been more than one thousand crashes involving school buses.
A bill package is currently in the works to install cameras on school buses statewide. This will help catch drivers that illegally pass school buses.
How many times have you seen a vehicle pass a school bus that had the stop sign out and in clear view for all drivers? That's why this is so important.
One thousand bus drivers said in a survey they were passed illegally over 500 times in just one day.
State law says drivers must stop 20 feet away from a school bus when it is stopped with red flashing lights.
Earlier this year, Holt and Mason schools installed cameras on the stop arms of their buses. Soon we should see all school buses with installed cameras to help keep our children safe.