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Stop-arm school bus camera footage? What is a stop-arm?
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Stop-arm school bus camera footage? What is a stop-arm?

A stop–arm is a piece of mechanical hardware that extends from the (driver’s side) left side of a school bus. BusPatrol installs the camera mechanically and electronically on the device. Stop-arms fold neatly into the side of a school bus. Bus drivers extend the stop-arm to let children off of the school bus. Consequently, stop signs warn and signal oncoming traffic in both directions to stop children from crossing. Drivers who pass illegally are captured on stop-arm camera footage.

 

stop-arm camera footageWhat is a stop-arm camera? Why capture the footage?

BusPatrol connects additional safety technology to the stop-arm including an automated stop-camera. We install equipment easily and connect it wirelessly to our processing centers. The cameras record drivers as they commit a violation by running or passing a school bus stop sign.

 

Police officers can’t be everywhere at once to discourage bad driver behavior. The camera provides an extension of police powers. BusPatrol helps police build a stop-arm camera video evidence package against the offending driver. Police review the footage and write a ticket. Once the police issue a citation ticket or press charges, the driver who made the violation has a chance to review the footage of their illegal action. Similarly, BusPatrol provides a video portal through which drivers can watch their offence.

 

Moreover, drivers being prosecuted or ticketed for breaking the law means fewer drivers endangering children in the future, and stoparm camera footage is the best way to make that happen.

 

How does a stop-arm camera make roads safer?

Firstly, the camera footage captures drivers who pass a school bus illegally. Secondly, police review the video evidence sent to them. The reviewing officer confirms if the passing is illegal. The administrative authorities then send a ticket to the offender. As a result, 99.8% of drivers who receive a ticket, do not commit another offence near a school bus. This is how BusPatrol stop-arm cameras are changing driving culture. New York recently passed legislation to target this growing problem.

 

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