Florida schools consider bus cameras to catch stop-arm violators starting in July
CBS 12News | By Al Pefley | June 15, 2023
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A new law takes effect in July that will enable school districts in Florida to equip school buses with exterior cameras to catch drivers who go around the bus when the bus has its stop arm extended as students are getting on or off the school bus.
Gov. DeSantis signed the measure into law recently. Violators could face a $225 fine.
We checked with school districts in our area to see if they plan to install exterior cameras on their school buses.
The Martin County School District says they’re interested in doing it and are researching their options.
The St. Lucie County School District says they aren’t going to make a decision until the Florida Dept. of Education issues guidelines and specifications on school bus cameras on or before the end of December.
The Okeechobee County School District says they’re interested in moving forward but need to get the details on what the cameras will cost.