Atlanta Car Accident Attorney Bryce Angell Applauds Cobb County’s New School Bus Cameras
Atlanta, Georgia (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2011 - Following the tragic death of student Karla Campos in 2009, the Cobb County School District has installed 100 stop-arm cameras in order to catch drivers who run school bus stop signs at bus stops. Cobb County bus drivers report that motorists break the law by running the stop-arm signs on a daily basis.
Atlanta car accident attorney Bryce Angell of The Angell Law Firm believes that the cameras will help save lives on Georgia roads. “It’s really a shame that there is even a market for such a device, but motorists are increasingly disregarding the safety of our children. I think we can all agree that this is unacceptable and hopefully these cameras will scare irresponsible drivers into doing the right thing by stopping for school buses,” Mr. Angell said.
Cobb County bought the stop-arm cameras for $200 a piece from AngelTrax Bus Video in Newton, Alabama. Without the cameras, drivers who run the stop signs without a police officer being present could not be cited for the violation. With the installation of these cameras, authorities will be able to capture both video and still photos of cars that break the law and run the school bus stop signs.
“Cobb County is the first in Georgia to install these cameras, but I hope they won’t be the last. Two hundred dollars is a small price to pay when a child’s life is at stake,” says Bryce Angell. “If, in the future, drivers are aware that they will be filmed running a school bus stop sign they will undoubtedly think twice about committing this dangerous act.”
In Georgia, it is against the law to pass a stopped school bus in either direction unless there is a median dividing the road. Georgia state law allows for violators to be fined hundreds of dollars and up to 6 points added to the offender’s license.
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