High Prairie School Division No. 48 transports 2,100 students per day for 16 schools. Located in High Prairie, AB, the school division supports a diverse population of 23,000 people with rich cultures and backgrounds. Every day the division’s buses travel over 8,900 km to bring students to their schools from various locations. To ensure student safety on the road and at the bus stop, High Prairie decided to invest in video surveillance systems with wireless video downloading and stop arm cameras.
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Over the last 50 years, Cook-Illinois Corporation has grown from a handful of buses to more than 2,200 vehicles bringing the company the status of one of the largest family owned and operated school bus contractors in the US. Despite their growth and development, there is nothing more important for the transportation team than getting students to school and back, safely and on time.
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Seon has been providing mobile surveillance systems and fleet management solutions to school districts across North America for almost two decades, and over the years our customers have cited that camera system reliability and image quality are the key factors they continue choosing Seon solutions over any other vendor. These two factors are gaining in popularity with stop arm camera implementations. Districts are relying on the camera image quality and DVR reliability to capture stop-arm violators in action. If a DVR fails to record a stop-arm incident, no evidence of the violation will be available to identify the vehicle and notify the driver of their error, allowing this behavior to continue and risking the lives of students in the future. But another important factor is the ability to provide admissible video evidence. Key to this is credibility and authentication. You need to be able to prove that the evidence was collected and delivered without tampering.
In this article, we’ll share a few strategies to ensure you get on the right path to delivering clear, credible and most importantly admissible video evidence. Continue reading Planning for Stop Arm Camera Success
Over 24 states have now introduced or have pending laws authorizing the use of video cameras on the outside of school buses to identify stop-arm violators. But rolling out a stop-arm camera program can be tricky and time-consuming. So we thought we’d share five lessons we’ve learned from working with school districts over the past five years to test and perfect the technology to help them take advantage of these new laws.
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In 2013, twenty-nine participating states reported a whopping 85,279 vehicles illegally passing the school bus in a single day, according to an annual survey organized by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS).
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In Part 4 of our stop-arm camera customer success stories we talk with Tom Oestreich, Transportation Director at Bloomington School District in Minnesota, about his stop-arm camera ‘sting’ operation.
Continue reading Stop-arm Camera Enforcement Program Success Stories (Part 4)
In Part 3 of our stop-arm camera customer success stories we go to Medical Lake, WA to find out about how the school district’s transportation department uses stop-arm camera footage and works with law enforcement to ensure prosecution.
Continue reading Stop-arm Camera Enforcement Program Success Stories (Part 3)