Friday, May 21, 2010

More cameras: school bus cam

Fort Madison school officials mounted cameras on the outside of their buses to catch drivers illegally passing a stopped school bus.
Ten people have been ticketed since the school district began using the camera, including one employee of Great Prairie Area Education Agency, Carle said. Tickets for passing a bus with flashing lights runs $195. That amount may go up after July 1.

The external camera begins recording as soon as the bus is started. When someone passes the bus illegally, the driver pushes an incident button that marks the video for easy review by school officials and Iowa State Patrol, which is issuing the tickets.
Caught on camera


Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

Looks like entrapment just looking for a place to happen.

strandediniowa said...

It's all about saving the children, Crotalus.

And if you make a few bucks along the way, that's a bonus.