Created: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:15:57 EST
Updated: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:15:57 EST
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A new camera system being used on several Clarke County School District buses captured images of 17 violators in its first full week of operation.
Athens-Clarke County police Sgt. James Carter says violators face a $300 fine for their first violation, $750 for a second offense and $1,000 for a third.
Carter tells The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/1hDx0mN) that authorities are hoping to change driver behavior by having them pay the consequences for their violations.
The violations were captured by cameras activated when a school bus arm with a stop sign and flashing red lights swing out as the bus picks up of discharges students. Close-up images record the tags of violating vehicles.
The system utilizes a series of six cameras mounted on the bus to catch violators from multiple angles.
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com