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NY Senate passes package of road, waterway safety measures

May 15, 2019 06:25 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Democrat-controlled state Senate has passed a package of bills aimed at making New York's streets, roads and waterways safer.      

The legislation being approved Wednesday includes a bill that would allow school districts to mount cameras on the stop arms of buses. The devices extend when buses stop to pick up or drop off students.           

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Drivers caught illegally passing stopped school buses would face $250 fines, with municipalities and school districts splitting the money.      

The Democrat-led Assembly approved the legislation in March.

Other parts of the safety package include a bill that would require all vehicle passengers to wear seat belts when riding in the back seat and a measure requiring the operators of motor boats to complete a boating safety course if they were born on or after Jan. 1, 1993.


MORE INFORMATION: School bus cameras bill

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