East Greenbush to install stop arm cameras on school buses

East Greenbush is installing stop arm cameras on school buses.

The cameras are activated when the red lights are on. They record the license plates of cars that illegally pass. The video is then reviewed, and the driver is ticketed if appropriate.

Cameras will also be installed on the dashboard, passenger side, rear side and interior of the buses.

The Rensselaer County Legislature will pay for the cameras. They are expected to be on all the buses by the end of February.

Bethlehem made a similar announcement about stop arm cameras on school buses last week.

An estimated 50,000+ vehicles illegally pass school buses each day, according to the New York State Association for Pupil Transportation.