The House Passes Legislation To Improve School Bus Safety

Legislation protecting students from unlawful drivers in Tennessee was also approved earlier this year.

House Bill 268 provides an option for local education agencies (LEA) and school systems to install, operate, and maintain external cameras on school buses for the purpose of recording vehicles that fail to stop upon approaching a school bus.

Additionally, House Bill 268 allows LEAs to enter into a memorandum of understanding with local law enforcement for the purpose of preserving all evidence captured by these cameras. Monies generated by citations issued to drivers who violate law can be used by districts to cover the costs of purchasing or installing these cameras.