Pearl River opts into county's safety program to have cameras on bus routes
Rockland County says Pearl River is the first school district to opt into the county's new school bus safety program.
It will allow its bus vendor Chestnut Ridge to have cameras on bus routes.
Those who are caught on camera illegally passing a bus will be fined.
County Executive Ed Day says he's proud to see in less than a month a district that quickly joined in.
The county says just in a day in the state, an estimated 50,000 drivers illegally pass stopped school buses risking the lives of children.
Pearl River may be the first, but the county says other districts are also beginning the opt-in process.