Putnam County partners with Bus Patrol America for new school bus safety program

Putnam County is set to introduce a new school bus safety program aimed at increasing student safety and curbing illegal school bus passings, in partnership with Bus Patrol America.

News 12 Staff

Jul 20, 2023, 12:25 AM

Updated 310 days ago

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Putnam County is set to introduce a new school bus safety program aimed at increasing student safety and curbing illegal school bus passings, in partnership with Bus Patrol America. The program will allow the county's six school districts to deploy Bus Patrol's "turn-key stop-arm safety solution" across their entire bus fleet. Notably, this implementation will come at no cost to taxpayers. Key features of the solution include automated stop-arm cameras capable of detecting the license plates of vehicles that do not comply with laws requiring drivers to stop for school buses. This technology will serve as a tool to help identify and address incidents of illegal passing. The collaboration with Bus Patrol America marks an effort by Putnam County to take proactive measures in protecting students and improving the safety of its school transportation system. Further details about the implementation timeline and enforcement measures related to detected violations were not immediately available.


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