- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police in Providence are cracking down on motorists who believe they can get away with driving around the flashing stop arm of school buses.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2epgSPA ) the Providence Police Department issued close to 800 citations last year thanks to video technology affixed to 19 of 144 school buses in the capital city.

The cameras, developed by Australian company Redflex, begin recording once the lights on the bus start flashing yellow. Redflex reviews transmitted footage for violations and forwards such video to police.

Under state law, Redflex receives 75 percent of all revenue from citations that result in a conviction.

Providence has received $129,109 in revenue from the school bus cameras since the 2012-2013 school year.

The number of buses equipped with the technology has steadily increased.


Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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