County announces results from first full year of Stop-Arm Program

The Broome County Office of Emergency Services reports that the County’s School Bus Stop-Arm Camera program recorded more than 3,000 violations since the launch of the program last summer. School buses throughout Broome County have recorded 3,030; the final month of the 2021-2022 school year resulted in 297 drivers illegally passing buses. Below is month-by-month breakdown of violations for the current school year.

September 2021 – 203

October 2021 – 256

November 2021 – 294

December 2021 – 395

January 2022 – 209

February 2022 – 226

March 2022 – 286

April 2022 – 365

May 2022 – 439

June 2022 - 297

Each initial violation comes with a $250 fine which is issued to drivers by mail; second and third violations in an 18-month period are $275 and $300 respectively. The fines are set by the New York State law which permitted local governments to create their own stop-arm camera programs.

Broome County’s program was created through a 2019 local law passed by the County Legislature. The program, which is managed by the Broome County Office of Emergency Services, outfits school buses in Broome County with stop-arm cameras that automatically record any vehicle that illegally passes. For more information visit:

Publish Date
July 19, 2022