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Killeen ISD seek to add cameras to their school buses

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Killeen ISD is looking to add cameras to their buses in order to limit the number of drivers that pass buses illegally. Half of vehicle related fatalities happen at school bus stops across the nation.

For thirty seven days, Killeen ISD piloted the program. More than two hundred and forty cars passed three school buses when they had their stop sign extended and flashing lights on.

Parents like Delicia Solorio have been calling the school district to make improvements to bus stops because they can be dangerous. She lives on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. where there is no sidewalks and the speed limit if forty five. She carries her child to and from the bus because she fears her being struck by a car.

"My child doesn't like it," explains Solorio. "She says it's noisy, and she's scared of the cars going so fast."

Deputy Superintendent John Craft agrees with her. He spoke with News Channel 25's Markeya Thomas about how out of hand the illegal passing is becoming. He wants this program to be used to educate drivers.

"You cannot pass, it's state law, you cannot pass a school bus with flashing lights and a stop arm on display," said Craft.

If this program is passed, drivers will be issued a warning followed by a citation. The buses will have multiple cameras and will operate similar to camera enforced traffic intersections.

The company Killeen ISD is working with will fund all the cameras and will be repaid through the citation fees. A portion will go to the company, the school district, and the city.

Killeen ISD will be presenting this to the board on Tuesday, before presenting the program to City Council.

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