Langerholc’s School Bus Safety Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate sent legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) to the Governor’s desk Monday by a unanimous vote. Senate Bill 851 will extend and revamp the school bus stop arm automated enforcement program.

“This legislation will protect our children, plain and simple,” said Sen. Langerholc. “I am pleased we were able to act in a bipartisan manner to get this legislation to the Governor’s desk for his signature.”

Act 159 of 2018 established the school bus stop arm automated enforcement program, which has nearly 40 participating school districts that equip 2,500 school buses with safety cameras. Over 4,000 violations were issued under this program for overtaking a stopped school bus.

Sen. Langerholc, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, held a public hearing Sept. 18 on “Automated Enforcement of Traffic Violations”. Testimony was elicited from the Secretary of Transportation and the Pennsylvania School Bus Association who praised S.B. 851.

CONTACT: Nolan Ritchie

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