New Virginia law allows Albemarle County to install cameras on school bus stop arms

A new state law will allow video cameras to be installed on the stop arms of school buses.

There are an estimated 6,000 violations every year in the county. Passing by school buses while their stop arms are extended is a dangerous issue in Albemarle County.

“For student safety, it’s important that motorists don’t pass our stopped school buses,” said Jim Foley, Albemarle County Public Schools Director of Transportation.

Police say it is an offense that is hard to catch, but the new state law could help stop the problem.