School bus cameras aimed at careless drivers
Hundreds ignored flashing lights, stop signs during month-long trial run
Safety advocates and some school bus companies want to crack down on careless drivers with cameras — capturing footage of motorists who ignore the stop signs and flashing lights when children are disembarking.
A month-long trial run by Xerox Cameras and the Toronto District School Board saw hundreds of drivers who broke the law and kept going past stopped buses.
"It's a huge issue when you consider there's 72 kids on that school bus," said Brian Patterson, president of the Ontario Safety League.
But to convict someone of failing to stop, a bus driver must provide the full licence plate number, a description of the vehicle and of the driver.
"That's virtually impossible, and that's the challenge," said Glenn Attridge of Attridge Transportation.
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From a report by Charlsie Agro