|Nov. 6, 2019
A bill allowing law enforcement to use cameras on school
buses to track down drivers who illegally pass stopped buses went
into effect Friday, Nov. 1.
1926, by Rep. Dell Kerbs (R-Shawnee) and Sen. Ron Sharp (R-Shawnee)
requires a minimum ticket of $100 for drivers who break this law.
The law also requires 75% of tickets for this violation be deposited
into the newly created Cameras for School Bus Stops Revolving
Fund, a grant that schools without video surveillance on buses
can apply for in order to purchase the equipment.
passing stopped school buses endanger the lives of children loading
onto or unloading the bus, said Kerbs, a former school bus
driver. This is a very serious problem, but unfortunately
its difficult for our officers to enforce this law. Im
glad school districts across the state will now have the means
to install video cameras and hold these reckless drivers accountable.
I hope this law will remind Oklahomans on the road to abide by
our traffic laws or else face a tough fine.
glad this bill has finally become law to help better protect our
students. Hopefully, a majority of school districts have been
able to install cameras on their buses or are in the process of
getting them, said Sharp. Unfortunately, drivers dont
always think about the dangerous consequences of passing stopped
buses, but this new law will help hold them accountable.
to the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation
Services, nearly 84,000 drivers ignore a bus stop arm every