School Bus Safety

School Bus Stop Arm Safety

Every day, for some 26 million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and several are killed in school bus incidents. American Traffic Solutions is here to help.

CrossingGuard® School Bus Stop Arm Enforcement

Schools across the Country are choosing the CrossingGuard® School Bus Stop Arm Enforcement System to reduce the number of school bus passing violations and protect the safety and wellbeing of their students.

From automatic violation detection to complete violation processing, CrossingGuard® maximizes the industry’s best photo enforcement equipment and resources, while minimizing the staff hours required by School Districts and Law Enforcement.



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"We hope the program will increase the safety of school bus transportation by increasing awareness. This is a preventative measure and we hope to see positive results. Each day motorists in North Carolina run through school bus arms more than 2,000 times."
Derek Graham, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Section Chief of Transportation
School Bus Stop Arm Safety
"Across the country there have been kids killed from cars passing school buses. It certainly is the most dangerous part of riding the school bus."
Todd Watkins, Montgomery County School System Transportation Director
The Gazette (Maryland), Nov. 30, 2011
School Bus Stop Arm Safety
"You watch your child almost get hit, two, three, four different times. I need to be heard. Something needs to get done."
Scharee Faulk, Florida mother of 4-year-old boy riding school bus
First Coast News (Florida), Feb. 3, 2012
School Bus Stop Arm Safety
"Nowhere you're getting to is so important that you put a child's life at risk."
Oscar Braynon, Florida State Senator
First Coast News (Florida), Feb. 3, 2012
School Bus Stop Arm Safety
"Passing a school bus is probably one of the top five serious traffic violations. It's pretty bad."
Tom Didone, Montgomery Police Captain
The Gazette (Maryland), Nov. 30, 2011
School Bus Stop Arm Safety
"The great majority of accidents involving children on a school bus are during that point. When the buses are stopped and there's lights going off and there's a failure of the other cars on the road to recognize that."
Kevin McKew, Winchester Public Schools Executive Director
ABC Channel 3 (Virginia), Oct. 3, 2011

 

How CrossingGuard Works

CrossingGuard® is a completely automated enforcement system that requires no bus driver involvement. High-resolution cameras installed on the exterior of the bus automatically capture images and video of violating vehicles as they illegally pass the stop arm.

In addition to capturing video, the system automatically embeds a data bar which includes GPS coordinates, date and time of the violation, and other relevant violation information used to create a comprehensive evidence package.

Once the system captures the full violation package, it automatically sends the violation data to ATS’ remote back office via a secure private cellular network for review and processing.

A final review of the violation image and video is conducted by law enforcement personnel, who then may approve or reject the violation.  If the violation is approved, a citation is issued and mailed to the vehicle owner.  Payment collection and court support are also included as part of the programs complete end-to-end solution.

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