School bus cameras catch illegal passing in Washington city
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A school district in Washington that installed traffic-enforcement cameras on 15 school buses has begun to fine drivers after issuing warnings throughout April.
The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2qJ7LfE ) Thursday that Marysville School District issued 45 warnings in April to make drivers aware of their traffic infraction, but May is a new story.
Drivers who are caught passing a stopped bus could receive a $419 fine.
In Washington, drivers going both directions are prohibited from passing a stopped school bus if they are on a two-lane road, or where there’s no divider between the directions of traffic.
Infractions captured by the cameras are treated like parking violations under state law. They don’t go on a driver’s record.
Buses with routes entirely in the city of Marysville are outfitted with the cameras.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com
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