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Albany- Drivers speeding through school zones could also soon find themselves caught on camera. State lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow communities to put cameras in school zones to catch speeders.

Both students who walk home and crossing guards say the cameras would be welcome and could help them at dangerous intersections like Stuart and Doncaster.

Sisters Derarja and Desja say, "This is like one of those busy roads, and so when they go fast, the crossing guard she just gives them a ticket."

"There's times when I've almost been hit myself, and I take advantage of making sure those kids get across, they'd have to hit me first," said Clara Thompson, School crossing guard.

In addition to patrol officers, crossing guards can have a ticket issued to drivers who speed in a school zone. The camera measure passed the house and is being considered by the Senate.

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