Board Installs Cameras to Catch Drivers Who Pass Stopped School Buses
The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board has installed cameras on some of its buses in an effort to crack down on drivers who pass school buses while their red lights are flashing. The move comes after the Board recorded the highest number of violations for the practice in a provincial survey last October. Transportation Co-ordinator Colleen MacMullin says there were 87 cases in a two-week period. She adds that number of violations is alarming because every one of them could have resulted in an injury or death. The board has installed cameras that can identify drivers and the license plate of the vehicle they’re driving on eight of its buses. The buses will be moved around to different areas and the board might install cameras on more buses in the future.