Safety

City council approves $300 stop-arm running fine

Posted on January 8, 2014

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The San Marcos City Council has approved a $300 civil penalty for illegally passing a school bus, KEYE TV reports.

The city council approved the measure following a pilot program in San Marcos: A 15-week study conducted by BusGuard, a company that provides stop-arm cameras for school buses, shed light on the severity of the problem. Marketing Director Slater Swartwood told the news outlet that since the pilot study, 1,900 violations have occurred.

School districts in four other cities in central Texas are also participating in pilot programs using the BusGuard system. When the stop-arm cameras capture footage of a violation, footage is sent to law enforcement officials to review, and a citation is issued.

To read the full story, click here.


Other news related to stop-arm running enforcement:

Maryland county launches stop-arm camera program

Related Topics: stop-arm running/illegal passing, Texas

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
News

2 Killed in School Bus-Truck-Car Crash

In Texas, an assistant track team coach and a big-rig driver were killed and at least 18 bus passengers were injured in a collision between a school bus, an 18-wheeler, and another vehicle.

Article

5 New School Bus Shop Tools

An app that helps track maintenance and fuel, a remote-controlled mobile column lift, and a portable LED work light are among the latest offerings that can assist in school bus maintenance.

A school bus carrying 13 students was traveling along a highway when it hit a large turkey that flew across the roadway. Stock photo by Grendelkhan via Wikimedia Commons
News

School Bus Collides With Turkey

A bus carrying 13 students is traveling along a highway when a large turkey flies across the roadway from a ditch, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!