Nearly $3 Million for School Bus Stop Arm Cameras
The state Department of Traffic Safety is rolling out another round of grants for school bus stop arm camera systems. Spokesman Mike Hanson says this latest round of funding 2.9 million dollars to 21 schools and transportation companies around Minnesota:
“We’ve seen a growing and very concerning issue on Minnesota roads with drivers who are disregarding the extended stop arms when school buses are picking up or dropping off our kids before or after school.”
In the past five years, law enforcement cited 4,652 drivers for stop-arm violations.