School Bus Cameras Update (Video)

County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy recently talked with Councilmember Valerie Ervin about the delay in outfitting county school buses with cameras.

The Council unanimously passed legislation last year expecting the cameras to be installed prior to the start of the school year.

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Coming Soon: More School Bus Cameras (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County began its school bus camera safety program in January of 2014 and since its inception hundreds of motorists have been cited for illegally passing a stopped school bus on local roadways. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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More School Bus Cameras to be Deployed During Upcoming School Year (VIDEO)

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When school starts on Aug. 29, there will be 100 school bus cameras watching local roads or four times more cameras than last year. That’s the word from Captain Tom Didone who talked about the expansion of the school bus camera program on the latest episode of County Report This Week:

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Police Release Cell Phone Video to Highlight School Bus Law

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Montgomery County police officers are releasing cell phone video that they say was recorded by a concerned citizen who observed multiple motorists passing a stopped school bus along the 5100 block of River Road in Bethesda on Monday. Take a look: According to police, the school bus in this video was equipped with a camera […]

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Police Urge the Community to Put Safety First (VIDEO)

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Students in Montgomery County walk to school, ride their bicycles, or take the school bus. Montgomery County Police are reminding drivers to be extra careful as students travel to and from school. More than 156,000 students headed back to class on Aug. 31. Police Chief Thomas Manger said approximately 160 crossing guards were deployed to help […]

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Police Remind Motorists to "Respect the Bus" (VIDEO)

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Police are reminding drivers to “respect the bus.”  Over 1,950 violations were written in the first 18 months of the county’s automated school bus camera program.  Captain Tom Didone says the Montgomery County Police Department will have extra police officers on patrol this week for the start of the school year.  

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Police and School Officials Stress Back-To-School Safety (VIDEO)

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The Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials held a news conference on Friday afternoon to stress back-to-school safety. More than 156,000 students head back to class on Aug. 31. Police Chief Thomas Manger said approximately 160 crossing guards will be deployed to help students cross the street safely. MCPS Interim Superintendent […]

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School Bus Cameras Update (VIDEO)

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Since the county has equipped select school bused with cameras, over 800 drivers have been cited for illegally passing a stopped school bus that was either dropping off or picking up children. Montgomery County Police Captain Tom Didone has more information about this issue. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of […]

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More than 800 Drivers Cited for Passing Stopped School Buses

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Since January 825 citations have been issued to drivers who passed a stopped school bus that has its stop sign and stop arm extended, Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice said Monday. The council’s education and public safety committees met to get an update on the issue and other school issues Monday. According to County […]

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Council President Craig Rice News Briefing (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice held his weekly briefing with the media on Oct. 13 and discussed a variety of topics, beginning with school bus cameras, school resource officers, the newest Planning Board member and more. You can watch the briefing in its entirety here:

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Council President Craig Rice Briefing (Photos & Video)

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Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice held his weekly briefing with the media on May 5 to discuss a variety of topics including the Council’s latest budget deliberations, the Silver Spring Transit Center, school resource officers, safety at Northwest High School, school bus cameras and more. You can watch the briefing in its entirety here:

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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