Hit The Brakes: NYS Considering Stop Arm Cameras On School Buses
50,000 drivers illegally pass New York state school buses every day, and New York is finally considering legislation that would place stop arm cameras on every school bus.
Do you know the rules/laws with school buses?
Yellow flashing lights = bus is preparing to stop; so it’s a warning to slow down.
Red flashing lights = you MUST stop. It’s the law.
This includes stopping for buses on the opposite sides of divided highways, multiple lane roadways, in parking lots and on school grounds. The only exception to the law is if the bus driver or a police officer signals that you may pass the bus.
In addition to fines and penalties, a conviction for passing a school bus carries 5 points and possible jail time in the State of New York.