October 24, 2018

School bus Arm Camera Legislation sent to the governor

HARRISBURG - Senate Bill 1098, would allow for school buses to have a camera installed on its stop arm to aid in catching these careless drivers who illegally pass school buses dropping off their students.

It is becoming more and more common that drivers fail to stop when school buses put out their stop sign and stop arm while picking up or dropping off students, which is illegal. This is causing much fear and concern for school bus drivers and parents as children’s safety is in jeopardy.

Some school districts in Pennsylvania are already using this technology. This legislation would encourage more school districts to take advantage of this technology, which would increase the enforcement of state law, which relates to meeting or overtaking a school bus – duty of approaching driver when red signals are flashing.

We need to continue to fight for our children’s safety and this legislation is an additional tool in this concern.

Senate Bill 1098 passed the House 180-1 and the Senate unanimously. 


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