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Nassau Considers School Bus Camera Program

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Nassau County could launch a new school bus camera program this fall that would help crack down motorists who illegally pass school buses.

The proposal will issue tickets automatically as part of a five-year $670,000 contract.

Cameras would be attached to buses' stop arms to record license plates of drivers who fail to stop. The violations would be mailed to drivers.

Violators could be fined up to $356, which includes a county administrative fee.

County Executive Laura Curran says the program "will help protect vulnerable students crossing the street from reckless drivers who ignore stop signs."