New Buses for Indiana District Will Have Extra Cameras for Safety

New Buses for Indiana District Will Have Extra Cameras for Safety

“We are now going to a four-camera system on our buses. We currently have a two camera system,” with the two existing cameras in the bus interior, said Rick Long, VCSC director of facility support and transportation.

This year, new school buses purchased by the Vigo County School Corporation will have added safety equipment in the form of two additional cameras. The additional cameras will help capture stop arm traffic violations.

“We are now going to a four-camera system on our buses. We currently have a two camera system,” with the two existing cameras in the bus interior, said Rick Long, VCSC director of facility support and transportation.

The two additional cameras will be placed on the front dash, facing forward, and on the stop arm, facing backward. The new cameras will cost less than $1,000 per bus, according to Long.

“How do you put a price on it?” Long asked. Stop arm violations “are becoming more and more in the news and more prominent. This is a way to document it so you can take those violators to court,” he said.

If the new safety step works, existing buses could be retrofitted with more cameras as well, Long said.

Vigo County School Corp. has about 196 school buses in its fleet and replaces a twelfth of that number each year. The new buses will be here in July.

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