The proposal is to put law enforcement cameras on the outside of 20 school buses in order to discourage people from illegally passing the bus, as well as penalize those potentially endangering Houston County Students. The buses will be chosen using data collected over the past two years determining which routes experience the most violations. Frank Scott, Houston County Schools' Transportation Director, says he doesn't think people are confused by the road rules, just choose not to follow them.The plan right now is to have three cameras along the outside of the bus... which will take a picture and about a two second video of anyone who passes the bus illegally.
Mr. Scott adds the bus drivers are excited about the possibility of these new cameras, because it will take some of the stress out of their job.
The cameras will come at no cost to the tax payer or school board... a private vendor, American Traffic Solutions, plans to install the cameras at no charge, and then take a percentage of the funds generated by traffic violations until the cameras are paid off.