Technology

Update: Wyoming Legislature Approves School Bus Video Cameras

Yesterday the state Senate gave final approval to a bill that would require Wyoming school districts to equip new school buses with cameras by the 2015-16 school year to target motorists who illegally pass stopped buses. After passing on a 19-11 vote, House Bill 5 was sent to Gov. Matt Mead for his consideration.

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Gatekeeper Receives New Contract from Georgia School District

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Gatekeeper Systems Inc. announced that it has received a purchase order for USD $78,653 from Catoosa County School District. This is the second order from Catoosa County School District. An earlier order had the school district move to Gatekeeper's solid-state video camera technology for use inside their school buses.

Athens-Clarke County Schools Partner with American Traffic Solutions For School Bus Stop Arm Safety Initiative

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. — Clarke County School District has partnered with Athens-Clarke County and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to deploy CrossingGuard®, ATS' new technology to help school districts address the growing problem of the illegal passing of school buses that are stopped and have lights flashing. Georgia leads the nation in school bus fatalities, with nearly a dozen children killed in the past five years. In response to this alarming trend, last year, the Georgia legislature approved the use of cameras to help enforce school bus stop-arm laws.