Bill would require cameras on school bus stop arms in Kentucky


OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – A tool used to catch drivers passing stopped school buses could be on all Kentucky school buses in the future.

A bill pre-filed for next year’s general assembly would require cameras on school bus stop arms by august of 2023.

A driver caught on camera would be fined between two to five hundred dollars.

Ohio County School Superintendent Seth Southard says it’s an important bill and could address a problem many bus drivers face.

“Stop arms have been around for 30 years on school buses. Each and every year, and every district across the state of Kentucky, we deal with the same issues of individuals not respecting that stop arm and they’ll go ahead and go around the buses.”

Southard also says they’ll need to study cost and designs of installing them if the bill passes next year.

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(This story was originally published on September 24, 2019)

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