Albemarle County (Va.) Public Schools delays plans to install the cameras on its buses and mail tickets to motorists who illegally pass them. A new law does not authorize the DMV to release car registration information to the camera supplier.
The Alabama School Bus Safety Act lets school systems place the cameras on their buses and penalizes motorists who illegally pass the buses with a fine of $300. It went into effect on July 1.
Randy Allen Payne of Washington pleads guilty to striking two girls in May after they exited their school bus, leaving them severely injured, and is sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
The San Antonio ordinance will create a civil penalty for unlawfully passing a stopped school bus and authorize school districts to install cameras to capture violators.
The Mercer Island City Council votes unanimously to adopt an ordinance that allows stop-arm cameras to be installed on Mercer Island School District buses. A citation fine would cost $394.
A-3798 would allow school districts to deploy school bus stop-arm cameras and requires the video to be reviewed by law enforcement, who would determine if a citation should be issued to the driver.
The second edition of School Bus eXchange brings school bus operators and suppliers to Colorado to share solutions for key issues facing the industry.
NYAPT’s May 18 survey of illegal school bus passing finds that 2,001 bus drivers reported they were passed a total of 1,480 times, resulting in the highest number of estimated violations since the NYAPT started conducting the survey.
Randy Allen Payne of Washington allegedly hits two teenage girls with his SUV as they cross the street. He faces several charges, including DUI. The girls are being treated for serious injuries.
The South Carolina Senate Transportation Committee gives S946 a favorable report with an amendment that cuts the fine for violations, if video footage does not positively identify the driver of the vehicle, from $500 to $250.
The 30-second video educates the public on the need to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students.
A review found that the province’s previous fine, $167 for a first offense, was one of the lowest in Canada and was not enough to deter illegal passing of school buses.
NYSBCA hosts an event to draw attention to the importance of motorists stopping for school buses and to call for tougher laws against illegally passing stopped school buses.