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'There's a Lot Going on Behind the Wheel': Clarke County School Bus Cameras Catching Violators

The program will ensure that "bus drivers can focus on the road," said Clarke County School District Transportation Director Cathy Benson.

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A new system of cameras placed on the stop signs of school buses has led to a number of recent tickets being issued by Athens-Clarke County Police.

The program will ensure that "bus drivers can focus on the road," said Clarke County School District Transportation Director Cathy Benson.

So far, authorities have issued 17 violations, which carry a $300 ticket for a first offense, $750 for a second offense and $1,000 for a third, according to The Telegraph.

Benson noted that the safety of the students is most important and that while drivers in the past have attempted to write down the license plate number of a vehicle as it passed through the bus stop sign, these new cameras will give drivers one less thing to worry about.

"There's a lot going on behind the wheel," Benson said. 

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