When you are in a hurry, it is tempting to blow past a stopped school bus. Now that cameras have been added to school buses in several metro counties to catch drivers in the act, you might want to rethink that decision.
The court which handles driving citations – the county Recorder’s Court – says that they hope to see the number of citations fall this year and next.
Judge Patricia Muise said, “What we see out there is very scary for students.”
It was last year that Gwinnett County added the cameras to school buses to catch drivers disregarding the extended stop sign. In 2015, 22,022 citations were issued. This resulted in about $4.2 million dollars in revenue for the school district, the county, and the company that operates the cameras. The first violation can cost a motorist $300.
Muise also indicated that the number of citations being issued is falling. This year, they expect to issue 17,181 citations. The projection for next year is 16,322.
Muise made it clear that these are just projections. It is impossible to say for sure just how many citations will be issued.
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