The Wyoming Senate gave initial approval to a bill that would place cameras on school buses. The idea is to capture motorists who illegally pass buses while they are stopped. The bill allocates $5 million to purchase and install the cameras, an expense the Senate Appropriations Committee opposed. Senate Appropriations Chairman Eli Bebout suggested that money be spent on prevention and not enforcement. Education Chairman Hank Coe, of Cody, says prevention hasn't worked.
One of the issues surrounding workplace safety is the number of serious highway crashes related to work. In fact, 2010 statistics show that better than half of the fatalities in Wyoming were transportation related. Colonel Mark Trostel is the former head of the Colorado Highway Patrol. During his time that state went from have one of the lowest traffic safety records to the fifth best. He is currently working to improve Encana’s traffic safety record and so far so good. Trostel has been chosen to help Wyoming find ways to improve its ranking. We caught up with him during a recent pres