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Illinois law allows camera outside school buses to watch drivers

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

There's technology that could help keep your kids safer while getting on and off the school bus but, budget issues are holding it back in the Tri-States.

A new Illinois law allows school districts to place cameras on the outside of school buses to catch drivers illegally passing stopped buses.

Quincy Public School Transportation Director Shane Barnes says the new cameras would cost around $2,000 per bus and they just don't have the money.

"We're working with the Quincy Police Department and the Illinois State Police in doing some things coming up here in the next month or so to emphasize not passing school busses with their stop arms out," said Barnes.

The new legislation does not require school districts to install new cameras, it just allows for it.

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