Florida bill would put cameras on school buses to catch drivers who pass by illegally

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In this photo made Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, a camera sits mounted next to a school bus stop sign in Dallas. A lawsuit contends that two Texas cities are illegally using cameras to ticket drivers alleged to have ignored extended stop signs on school buses, arguing that among other issues, the state Legislature has never […]

A bill making its way through the Florida legislature would give school districts the ability to install cameras that could catch drivers who illegally pass school buses.

The measure, filed by State Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, would equip school buses with cameras that can record the license plates of cars that drive past buses while the stop signal arm is extended and students are trying to board or get off. 

Drivers caught on camera breaking the law would get a citation in the mail.

If passed, the measure would take effect on Oct. 1. 

Click here to read the bill in its entirety. 

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