Senate Gives Final Approval To Cameras On School Buses

Mar 3, 2014

The Wyoming Senate gave final approval to a bill that sets aside $5 million for school districts to place cameras on school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass stopped buses.

Several senators opposed the bill saying  the focus should be on prevention.  One idea was to add more lights to the buses, so that motorists can't ignore them, but Sheridan Senator Bruce Burns says that won't do much. 

"This is happening 50,000 times a year in this state," Burns says. "I cannot believe that those people are not seeing those buses.  I think they are ignoring that law. "

Burns says this is a serious safety issue and that hefty fines will cure the problem.  Senator Hank Coe adds that if the bill saves one life it's worth it.