Pilot program testing cameras on CCSD school buses
Clark County, NV (KTNV) -- It's illegal to pass a school bus that's stopped with flashing lights, but sometimes drivers just keep going.
Now, the Clark County School District wants to change that.
The solution may be cameras that are mounted onto school buses and the district is now experimenting with that.
There are only two buses in the district right now, experimenting with those cameras. They can capture drivers not stopping at the flashing lights.
District officials said it's a big problem here in the Valley. When students are being dropped off, some drivers choose to ignore the lights and stop sign on the bus.
The bus has two cameras on it, one captures the license plate of the car and the other captures the make and model of the vehicle so they can catch drivers breaking the law.
The district decided to launch this experiement when bus drivers were concerned over how many drivers weren't stopping for the students.
Right now, this is still a pilot program while the district collects data. If they find the cameras are helpful, they could roll this out as a larger program.