IL Senate OKs cameras to catch motorists passing stopped school buses

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A plan to put cameras on school buses to catch motorists who drive around buses wth their stop signs out has been approved by the Illinois Senate.

The bill now goes to the House.

Under the proposal, violations would cost $150 for a first offense, and $500 for a second offense.

School districts would receive the bulk of money.

Local counties or municipalities would also have to sign off before a school district could use bus cameras because penalties for going around a stopped bus would need to be reviewed by law enforcement.