School system installs cameras on school buses | News
PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- American Traffic Solutions is helping Paulding County Schools curb the number of drivers who ignore stop arms on school buses.
The company will install its CrossingGuard technology on all of the system's buses. CrossingGuard features a camera that snaps still images and takes video of cars that illegal pass a bus when it stops.
"Drivers passing a stopped school bus whose indicator lights are flashing and stop arm extended create a dangerous environment for our students," said Terre Loveall, director of transportation for Paulding County Schools. "We hope this program helps to awaken drivers to the dangers of illegally passing school buses. Keeping the students of Paulding County safe is our number one priority."
Passing a school bus with its stop arm activated results in a $300 fine in Georgia. A second offense is $750, while a third violation within five years is $1,000.