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Cooper signs bill to mount cameras on school buses

Posted July 25, 2017 7:32 a.m. EDT
Updated July 25, 2017 7:31 p.m. EDT

School bus stop sign

— Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday signed a bill into law to help cut down on drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.

Under the law, cameras mounted on school buses can take photos of drivers who ignore stop sign arms when buses are boarding students or letting them off.

Drivers who violate the law will have to pay a fine. The fine for a first offense starts at $400.