Safety

New partnership takes aim at stop-arm running

Posted on June 14, 2012

American Traffic Solutions (ATS) and AngelTrax have formed a strategic alliance that aims to reduce injuries and fatalities from illegal school bus passing.

The alliance brings together ATS, which provides road safety camera solutions, with AngelTrax, which provides mobile surveillance technology for school buses and other industries.

“AngelTrax has a proven track record and expertise in the school bus safety industry,” ATS CEO James Tuton said. “We’re excited to work with a quality company that shares our commitment to using technology to enhance public safety.”

Officials said that the partnership will enable both companies to leverage core strengths to produce a robust, high-quality product specifically designed to reduce school bus stop-arm running.

Under their agreement, ATS’ turnkey, automated School Bus Stop Arm Enforcement Solution CrossingGuard will be powered by AngelTrax’s IntelliGuard Stop Arm Enforcement Camera System.

“This strategic partnership demonstrates the commitment of AngelTrax and ATS working together to pursue the shared goal of further enhancing pupil transportation safety,” said Richie Howard, president and CEO of AngelTrax. “AngelTrax and ATS are combining our strengths to deliver an unparalleled stop-arm violation detection system that will help raise awareness in our communities of illegal school bus stop-arm running and potentially save children’s lives.”

The companies said that their solution will also help school officials and law enforcement agencies more effectively enforce stop-arm running laws.

Related Topics: law enforcement, stop-arm running/illegal passing, video surveillance

Comments ( 2 )
  • Dan Luttrell

     | about 5 years ago

    No disrespect intended by this statement: This seems like this is the first time the States and Federal authorities have heard of this problem with school bus loading and unloading zones. Since school children started attending schools long before you or I ever was born children have been ran over and killed because of people's inattention. Today more than ever before there is an urgent need for ALL authorities to get on the same page and finally stick together and deal with this traffic issue. Cell phone distractions, eating and drinking, playing with their electronic devices whatever they may be doing that causes the driver to take their attention off the roadways when their vehicle is still moving all leads to children being ran over. Just the other day I was driving on a busy city street and this lady was doing something with her cell phone and walked right out in front of me even though I had the green traffic light - I could have ran right over her had I also been on my cell phone or distracted enough where I would not have seen her. Think about all the construction zone distractions where construction workers are hit and killed. Is it going to come down to having frequency jamming devices on or close to highways that disallows any cell phone use while vehicles are in the area? What is it going to take for all of us to just police ourselves and stop creating more problems than we are really solving? Bless these people who have came up with these cameras for traffic solutions. At least our school board attorneys will have access to traffic surveillance footage and driver's cell phone activity printout sheets to use in court that will prove who was on their cell phones and possible ran over our children crossing streets to enter or exit their school buses. Once a driver opens their bus door and the children's feet are on the ground - there is little to nothing we can do to stop a motorist from running over children. How anyone can miss seeing a large Yellow scho

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