School-bus cameras are increasingly being used as a traffic-surveillance tool, generating millions of dollars from tickets as high as $500 for drivers who illegally pass by. Local officials say the purpose of bus-mounted cameras is to change the behavior of drivers who fail to stop when buses load or unload students—violations that occur thousands of times a day nationwide and can imperil children. Two dozen states have laws authorizing school bus-mounted cameras, 12 of which have been enacted since 2017, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Lawmakers in several states have introduced bills this year, often with bipartisan support.
Scott Calvert , Wall Street Journal FULL ARTICLE
From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.