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School bus cameras catching drivers

School bus cameras catching drivers
YAKIMA & SELAH, Wash. -- KIMA is following up on school bus cameras installed to catch drivers who don't stop for the buses. The Selah School District installed the cameras earlier this year. Since then, police have issued about two dozen warnings and, ten drivers got tickets. School administrators says the cameras are helping.

"We've noticed that people are being more attentive and watching as they are coming down the road for the buses and their red lights. Actually not just on the one route we've had chronic problems but on all the routes. So it’s gotten a lot better,” said Selah School District Transportation Director Debbie Heidi.

Yakima police say they haven't given tickets for drivers violating school bus stop signs. But, the department sent more than a hundred warnings last year, and, 21 so far this school year.
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