Gloucester County Public Schools has partnered with the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office to launch a School Bus Safety Stop-Arm Program to safeguard students on the road to and from school.
As of Monday, all GCPS school buses are now equipped with advanced safety technology, including AI-powered stop-arm cameras to deter motorists from illegally passing stopped school buses.
As part of the program, school buses will be equipped with the 360 degree Student Safety Platform, including stop-arm cameras, DVR and storage devices, GPS and LTE connectivity.
Stop-arm cameras identify illegal passersby license plate numbers. Tickets are issued to a vehicle’s registered owner unless the automobile is proved stolen during the time of the offense. If someone other than the vehicle’s owner was driving at the time, the owner can request a transfer of liability.
In Virginia, a first-time stop-arm violation carries a $250 fine. Violators can call the program’s toll-free number at 1-877-5...
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