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Friday, January 03, 2014

New Cameras Target Drivers Passing Stopped Buses

ROCKVILLE, Md. -New cameras are keeping watch for motorists who pass stopped school buses in Montgomery County.

The new enforcement program starts Thursday, when students return to classes.

County police say over winter break several buses were equipped with cameras that record vehicles passing stopped buses with activated flashing red lights. The department will review violations and citations with $125 fines will be mailed to the registered owner.



Anonymous said...

Sounds reasonable. Motorists are expected to stop when red lights are flashing.

Anonymous said...

From 2000 to 2009 there were 130 deaths of child pedestrians under the age of 19 in school transportation related crashes and 73% or 95 of those child deaths were CAUSED BY THE BUS.

Anonymous said...

Overdue and makes perfect sense. I've seen jackasses swerve around a stopped school bus in front of my house.