A new resource from Safe Kids Worldwide gives guidance on how to advocate for stop-arm cameras on school buses.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit that works to protect kids from unintentional injuries, which is the No. 1 cause of death for children in the U.S.
The organization recently developed a resource called “Take Action Toolkit: How to Fix an Unsafe School Zone.” The effort stemmed from Safe Kids Worldwide’s own study on safety risks for student pedestrians in school zones.
One component of the new toolkit targets illegal passing of school buses while students are loading or unloading. Safe Kids Worldwide developed a guide to help in pushing for laws that allow stop-arm cameras on school buses to catch and deter illegal passing.
The guide includes a model letter to invite people to a town hall to discuss the issue. It also provides links to state laws on stop-arm cameras; an outline for drafting new legislation; and lists of potential allies and other resources.