Several states already utilize cameras on school buses to issue citations for motorists who pass school buses illegally. The bill is known as the Kadyn bill in memory of Kadyn Halverson who was struck by a motorist in September 2001 when she was seven years old.. The man who killed her was driving while under the influence of marijuana and claimed that he never saw the school bus, it’s flashing warning lights or the little girl as she crossed the street.
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that since the year 2000, 130 school-aged pedestrians were killed in school transportation accidents. Critics of the bill point out that of these 130 deaths, about two-thirds involved children who were hit by school buses and question how much impact on school bus safety the law would really have.