STOP ARM CAMERAS
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the City of San Antonio and five local districts (including Judson ISD) held a press conference to kick off the Student Safety Program. As of December 5th the stop arm cameras have been active and issuing tickets for violators.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Safe drivers know just what to do when they see a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended. But, many others zoom right on by, carelessly disregarding the law – and the safety of our children. The numbers are staggering: One third of stopped school buses are illegally passed each day + 16,450 violations a day in Texas + 2.96 million violations each school year.
Technology is being used to reduce accidents at intersections and now we can use school bus stop arm cameras to provide an extra margin of safety for our children by putting a lot more muscle into the traffic laws that protect them.
The Stop Arm Camera starts recording the instant the stop arm is extended, automatically capturing the license number of any motorist who fails to stop. Police officers review the videos from the school bus cameras, and motorists who are found breaking the law are mailed a $300.00 ticket – a strong and corrective reminder. It’s completely automatic.
Monica Franco Larry Purefoy
Training Specialist Driver Trainer
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Monday - Friday
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