Automated “enforcement” cameras are coming to nearly three dozen New York City school buses this fall to record drivers that illegally pass them. Significant financial penalties could soon follow, city officials said in August.

The six-month data collection pilot will mount recording devices on buses operated in all five boroughs, according to the Department of Transportation. The cameras would target drivers who fail to stop behind a school bus picking up or dropping off passengers, officials said. Fines would start at $250 for the first violation, $275 for the second, and $300 for each subsequent ticket over an 18-month span.

In East Meadow, Long Island 10 school bus cameras caught 615 illegal and dangerous passes in just one month, in 2019.

Source: StreetsBlog NYC

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