school bus cameras

September 9, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Near Miss Videos From County School Bus Enforcement Cameras Released

Police have made it clear that passing a stopped MCPS school bus while it’s loading and unloading students is against the law. New this year, all county school buses are equipped with enforcement cameras. Violators will get fined $250 for each violation, and if challenged in court, the fine can go up to $500. Motorists […]

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September 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Talks School Security and Safety Measures

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando spoke to MyMCMedia about new school safety and security measures in place on Tuesday at Shady Grove Middle School. Jawando noted that this is the first year that all of Montgomery County Public Schools’ buses are equipped with cameras to improve pedestrian safety in the county. Also, Jawando said Montgomery […]

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September 3, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Onboard Cameras Will Catch Motorists Who Pass Stopped School Buses

Montgomery County police have released arresting video of cars ignoring the extended stop signs of county school buses. The video shows children trying to cross busy streets, where motorists should have stopped. One showed a Jeep crashing into a car stopped for a bus. Another video shows a Ride On bus ignoring a school bus […]

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August 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Todos los Autobuses Escolares de MCPS se equiparán con Sistemas de Cámaras

El programa de cámaras para los autobuses escolares del condado de Montgomery comenzó como un programa piloto en 2014, y luego se implementó en octubre de 2016. Desde ese momento, se han emitido más de 100,000 multas. Cuando el nuevo año escolar comience el 3 de septiembre, todos los autobuses escolares del Condado de Montgomery […]

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August 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Every MCPS School Bus To Be Equipped With Camera System

Montgomery County’s school bus camera program began as a pilot in 2014 and then was implemented in October 2016. Since that time, more than 100,000 citations have been issued. When the new school year starts on September 3, all Montgomery County School Buses (MCPS) will be outfitted with a camera system. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports: […]

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June 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Law Increases Fine for Motorists Who Pass Stopped School Busses

Not stopping for a school bus in the state of Maryland can cost motorists a hefty fine. A new bill signed by Governor Larry Hogan went into effect on June 1. After police reported a significant number of motorists who were driving around stopped school buses with red lights flashing and kids getting on or […]

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June 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Fine for Passing School Buses Now Permanently $500

Legislation that took effect June 1 permanently sets the fine at $500 for motorists caught passing school buses that have stopped to pick up or discharge students. The $500 level had been in place before the legislation, but was going to run out on June 30 and revert to $250. The bill makes the $500 […]

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May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 12, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Busted: Police say the numbers are “alarming.” Automated school bus cameras have caught 10,922 drivers passing stopped school buses since last October in Montgomery County. That’s an average of 88 citations a day. 2. Pedal Power: The 4th District Police Station in […]

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September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

photo of school bus stopped with camera on side

Coming Soon: More School Bus Cameras (VIDEO)

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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August 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

photo of school bus stopped with camera on side

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

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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