Washington State Deploys Cameras to Catch Drivers Passing Stopped School Buses - GovernmentVideo.com

Washington State Deploys Cameras to Catch Drivers Passing Stopped School Buses

State officials expect the tickets issued will pay for the systems, which cost about $7,000 each
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Washington state education officials are preparing to begin operation of traffic cameras that have been installed on school buses in order to record motorists who do not stop when a bus is flashing its lights and has deployed its “stop paddle.”

Drivers who fail to stop for a school bus that is flashing its lights—indicating that children are boarding or disembarking a bus—will face a fine of $394. State officials expect the number of tickets issued as a result of the cameras will pay for the systems, which cost about $7,000 each.

The cameras are being deployed to increase both the number of tickets issued to violators, and the “quality of evidence” used to convict them, according to education officials.

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