Massachusetts H 2984 – Protecting children boarding school buses

Bill No.:
H 2984
Bill Location:
MassachusettsAssembly / House
Bill Title:

Protecting children boarding school buses

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NMA Recommendation:

UPDATE January 4, 2021: Bill died in chamber

House Bill 2984 was introduced January 22, 2019. The bill was referred by both the House and Senate to the Joint Transportation Committee. The committee scheduled a meeting for November 6, 2019 but no details are available.

The bill would require that “Every school bus operated on any way shall be outfitted with an operational camera system to
detect activities outside of the school bus.”

School bus stop-arm cameras are another of the photo-based traffic enforcement “solutions” looking for a problem. These systems employ cameras mounted on the exterior of school buses to record alleged passing violations of stopped school buses that are loading or unloading children. Supporters play upon the strong emotions elicited by the prospects of school children put at risk by negligent motorists, and they imply the cameras will save countless lives. The truth is far different. For more information, go here.

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