This school year in Montgomery County, Maryland, a unique school bus camera program is expanding in order to increase student safety across the county. Maryland law states that drivers going in the same direction as the bus must stop anytime the stop arm is deployed, and drivers traveling in the opposite direction must also stop if there is no physical barrier in place.
The penalty for violating this law is a $125 fine if cited from video evidence, and a whopping $570 fine and three points on a driver’s record if cited by a police officer. Since the program began in January 2014, nearly 5,000 motorists have been ticketed under this new program.
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