AG: Westchester school buses running red lights

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New York's attorney general is looking to slam the brakes on school buses running red lights.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday announced the findings of a two-year investigation that uncovered hundreds of red-light violations by school bus drivers in Westchester County alone.

According to the report, Westchester County bus companies amassed nearly 300 red-light camera tickets in 2016.

The biggest culprit is First Mile Square, where 79 tickets were issued.

Schneiderman says the law, as it stands now, does not require bus drivers or the companies they work for to report red-light camera violations - a loophole he's looking to change.

"A driver could theoretically rack up dozens of red-light tickets and never lose their license. That is a big loophole, one that needs to be fixed," he says.

Schneiderman says his proposal has bipartisan support in Albany, and he's confident it will become law early next year.

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