By Morgan Alexander ADAMS CENTER, NY (NCC News)- Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law that allows schools in New York State to install cameras on the stop arms of school buses. Drivers that are caught on camera speeding past a stopped bus would be charged a $250 fine.
John Groff, South Jefferson School District transportation supervisor, said that this is an issue that needed to be addressed.
“In New York State there is about an average of 50,000 a day that pass a school bus,” said Groff.
Groff said that specifically at South Jefferson this has been an ongoing issue that they are hoping to put an end to.
” It happens every single day of the week. It could happen in the morning or afternoon or even in school parking lots even,” said Groff.
Groffs attributes people speeding pass stopped buses to the high paced day in age that we live in. With that being said, this new law is hopefully going to put an end to people putting young children in danger.
School districts will have the choice if they want to implement these cameras or not. It is important to note that the addition of these cameras will have the ability to generate extra money for the local government through these fines.
This law will go into effect in 30 days and those who choose to install these cameras will be required to do reports sent to the legislature that show how many tickets are being issued and how many different cameras were installed.