Heads up for Niagara drivers

school bus stop sign sept 1

Video cameras that can capture license plate numbers and images of passing vehicles will be on 10 Niagara school buses starting Tuesday.

Lori Powell, the executive director of Niagara Student Transportation, says that number will grow to 100 by Christmas.

That works out to 20 per cent of all school buses in Niagara Region.

The penalty for drivers who don't stop is a fine ranging from $400 to $2,000 plus six demerit points.

For repeat offenders, fines range from $1,000 to $4,000 plus six demerit points and, possibly even jail time.

Powell say there will also be interior cameras on the buses because drivers have been concerned about safety issues inside the bus as well.