Cameras expose drivers passing school buses
Education officials and lawmakers hope a new camera pilot program will expose and discourage drivers who pass stopped school buses.
In the last several months, cameras installed by the Longwood School District have been recording motorists who break the law and go around the stopped buses.
Suffolk legislators held a hearing to get an update on Longwood's pilot school bus safety camera program. Some Suffolk lawmakers are urging Albany to allow police to issue tickets based on the bus recordings.
According the governor's Traffic Safety Committee, 35 school children have been hit and injured by cars as they left buses statewide in the past four years.