Cruz announces school bus video monitoring bill

HARRISBURG, June 28 – State Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Phila., today announced he is proposing legislation that would require all school buses to include a video monitoring system.

“As we send children off to school, we hope their school bus will serve as a safe haven from potential threats,” Cruz said. “The reality is that more than 17 million school bus stop-arm violations occur nationwide every school year and 10% of all student bullying happens on school buses. We need to do more to enhance student safety and hold bad actors accountable.”

Cruz’s legislation would require all school buses to include a video monitoring system that at a minimum includes an internal camera positioned so that every seat is visible and either an external camera or an internal camera positioned outward so that the road ahead can be seen.

For more information, contact Cruz’s district office at (215) 291-5643.