CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill that would authorize the use of video systems on official traffic control devices to monitor pedestrian safety at school zone crosswalks will be heard by the House Transportation, Highways and Military Transportation Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 24. 
 
“H0068 School zone crosswalks” is authored by Rep. Bill Henderson (H-41) of Laramie County and aims to address safety concerns heard by stakeholders, community members and the Wyoming Department of Transportation. 
 
“We must do everything we can to prevent further injuries and death at school crosswalks,” said Representative Bill Henderson. “This bill fights for students and families and will serve as a key tool to create safer crosswalks in Wyoming communities.”
 
The measure will allow for video recordings between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on days that school is in session. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in school zone crosswalks during school hours could receive fines based on the video evidence. 
 

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.