Rockland, New York is rolling out a new bus safety program. Every day in New York State, an estimated 50,000 drivers illegally pass stopped school buses, putting the lives and safety of children at risk.
To mitigate this the county has launched a new surveillance program with BusPatrol. The program works by having cameras detect when vehicles pass a stopped bus.
Drivers caught by those cameras illegally passing activated stop-arms on school buses will then be issued a monetary penalty that increases with each violation. Once 25% of buses for a district are equipped with cameras a 30-day warning period will begin to residents. After that ends, the live citation and ticketing will start.