District Receives Bus Stop Arm Grant
White Bear Lake Area Schools has been awarded a grant of $122,000 through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety for the installation of stop arm cameras on all 36 school district buses. Data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety estimates drivers disregard stop arms, which are meant to help students cross the street safely as they get on and off the bus, more than 100,000 times in a given school year. Buses outfitted with a series of cameras will now be able to record a violator's car, their face and their license plate, so that if they drive through a stop arm they could have to pay a hefty fine.
See additional information about School Bus Stop Arm Safety here.