Maryland - Transportation Safety—safety equipment: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses bus safety equipment by authorizing the use of either stop-arm cameras or the installation of school bus seat belts.

2017 Maryland Code Transportation 21-706.1 Violation of § 21-706 (Abrogation of amendment effective June 30, 2019.)

  • (5) "School bus monitoring camera" means a camera placed on a school bus that is designed to capture a recorded image of a driver of a motor vehicle committing a violation.
  • (6) "Violation" means a violation of § 21-706 of this subtitle.

2017 Maryland Code Transportation 21-706.1 Violation of § 21-706 (Abrogation of amendment effective June 30, 2019.)

(c)  Use of school bus monitoring camera. --

  • (1) A school bus monitoring camera may not be used in a local jurisdiction under this section unless its use is authorized by the governing body of the local jurisdiction by local law enacted after reasonable notice and a public hearing.
  • (2) If authorized by the governing body of the local jurisdiction, a law enforcement agency, in consultation with the county board of education, may place school bus monitoring cameras on school buses in the county.
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