These School Bus Cameras Will Ticket You $450

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."

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