Delaware passes bill HB11 to let schools use cams to ticket drivers who pass buses illegally

Delaware lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill that would let Red Clay School District use school buses to photograph drivers who illegally pass stopped buses and use those photos to issue tickets.

The buses already have cameras.

Tickets would cost a driver $100 on the first offense, then $500 for any subsequent offenses. Violators would be notified in the mail and could request to contest the ticket in court within 20 days.

The money would go back to the school district to fund the camera systems.

The House last year unanimously approved the bill that creates the pilot program for New Castle County school buses. But the Senate balked.