If you don't like traffic cams, you will really hate these.
On the other hand, maybe this is surveillance innovation at work.
In Connecticut, a company named Bus Shield is enhancing the typical bus surveillance system with an uncommon service. They position cameras on the exterior aimed at passing cars, like so:
The goal is to punish / deter vehicles from going around a stopped school bus to prevent children from being hit / injured.
Here's how the fine works:
"The cameras use motion-sensor technology that alerts it to record video when a motorist drives past a stopped bus. The videos are monitored by Bus Shield employees, who, in turn, send the videos automatically to the police department. Police then investigate the matter and issue a $450 ticket if warranted."
And here's where the money goes:
"There is no cost to the town for the system, but rather involves a revenue-sharing agreement. Bus Shield will collect more than half of the ticket fine revenue, while the town will get 12 percent and the state will get the rest."
What do you think?