NC House Approves School Bus Camera Law

The North Carolina House has approved an effort to increase the Prosecution of drivers who pass stopped school buses.

The legislation, which passed 115-0 on Wednesday and was sent to the Senate, was named for 16-year-old Nicholas Adkins of Stoneville in Rockingham County.

A 60-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to three years of probation for passing a stopped school bus and killing Adkins.

Judy Earlene Stilwell had a clean record before passing the school bus which had its lights on and stop sign extended.

The bill would let school districts install cameras on stop arms that extend from parked school buses, and allow the resulting photos to be used in prosecuting violators.


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  • by cj Location: enc on Apr 9, 2009 at 02:05 PM
    not talking 1/10 of a mile I am talking about the buses stopping at every house , some are less than 50 feet apart. and these are the long buses
  • by Words of Wisdom Location: Beaufort County on Apr 9, 2009 at 07:21 AM
    Cameras are already on school buses in some counties. I know my child goes to a school in Beaufort County and they use them for discipline purposes and also in situations where the driver needs protection. About buses stopping at every home. Buses that pick up exceptional students can stop more than a normal child bus. A bus can stop every two tenths of a mile I believe. Some people are sitting on the yellow line waiting to zip around the bus and its picking up students. I see it every morning on my way to work. I think state troopers and other law enforcements need to get out more and watch buses. They are never around when people pass you!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Apr 8, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    How about installing cameras inside buses and class rooms???????
  • by cj Location: enc on Apr 8, 2009 at 06:28 PM
    How bout a law that wont let the bus stop at every house on a road
  • by information Location: North Carolina on Apr 8, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    This a great idea, because bus driver have a hard way to go when we turn in driver who run our stop sign. These camera will be use in court to help us when we report people for running our stop sign. And it won't be like the driver is telling a lie. Thanks NC we need it, Because Bus Driver have a hard to go
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Apr 8, 2009 at 05:18 PM
    Now how do they propose that these cameras get paid for, since there is no extra money and employees are being laid off. That's right I forget, lets just increase the taxes!!!!!!!!!
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