Red light and school bus cameras in committee today

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A bill that would let school districts put cameras on school buses with the hope of getting pictures of drivers who don’t observe the school bus stop signs when children are boarding is before the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday, reports the News Service of Florida. The measure (SB 250) is sponsored by Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens. The committee also hears a combined version of two bills (SB 590, SB 568) dealing with red lights – including a tweak to the law dealing with red light cameras. The legislation would require twice-a-year testing of the controversial cameras, and spells out that the burden of proving the guilt of someone caught by a red light camera remains on the government – and making clear that alleged red light runners have the right to challenge their tickets in court.

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