|CrossingGuard Stop-Arm Program Goes Live in St. Mary’s County|
|Friday, 02 May 2014 12:59|
As of May 1, 2014, the CrossingGuard Stop Arm Program is live. Cameras installed on school buses have started to capture images of motorists passing stopped school buses that have their flashing red lights activated while boarding and discharging children.
All captured violations will be reviewed for confirmation and the appropriate citation will be electronically issued. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the St. Mary’s County Public Schools Transportation Division in contracting American Traffic Solutions to implement the CrossingGuard School Bus Stop Arm Enforcement System.
This is how the system works:
When the stop-arm infraction violator is observed by the camera it is a civil violation and payment of the penalty amount will not result in points being assessed by MVA and cannot be used to increase insurance rates. The civil violation is much less severe than when a stop arm violator is cited by a police officer which would result in a $570.00 fine and (3) point violation.
|Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 13:03|