A new law in Alabama is trying to make getting on and off the school bus safer for students. Starting this month, school systems statewide have the option of installing cameras on the stop arms of school buses to monitor cars that illegally pass them.
The stop-arm camera law says a school system can contract with a third-party carrier to monitor the stop-arm cameras on the school buses they already have, and that company could send the citation to the individual.
The Mobile County Public School System is in the process of finalizing a contract with a company to supply the cameras for their buses.
They hope to have them on the buses by the end of this school year.