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Funds for school districts that report drivers passing buses

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -

North Carolina education leaders want school-bus cameras snapping evidence of motorists who put kids at risk.

The State Board of Education on Thursday could approve a plan to install more cameras in school districts what will maximize prosecution of motorists who pass stopped buses.

The funding formula would send money to school districts that are reporting violations and have a low percentage of camera-equipped buses.

The chance of a dangerous driver being caught on camera varies statewide. Just 2 percent of Durham's 260 buses have cameras and none of the 12 buses in Roanoke Rapids have them. All of Asheville's 29 buses have cameras.

Traffic data suggests that more than 3,000 vehicles illegally pass a bus stopped to load or unload students each school day.

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