School bus cameras get green light from Indiana Senate committee (SB2)

School buses throughout Indiana soon may be equipped with cameras to record motorists who ignore the stop arm and drive past buses when children are being picked up or dropped off.

Senate Bill 2, which won unanimous committee approval Wednesday, authorizes school corporations and private schools to contract with camera companies to install stop arm cameras on their school buses.

Images and recordings of stop arm violations then would be provided to local police to determine who was driving the vehicle and to issue a ticket, if the recording and investigation shows sufficient evidence of the violation.