AISD bus camera warning system over

Chief Eric Mendez does not like what he's seeing, "I think people have just not be attentive to our buses and so I'm very concerned."

The district activated stop-arm cameras on 1/3 of the fleet on January 8th for a warning period. Since that time 330 violations have been recorded.

"I'm not sure what our drivers are considering or thinking about when they're out driving, getting to work, getting home not being attentive. We need are drivers to be attentive for the safety of our students,” said Mendez.

Mendez says the majority of the violations were recorded at Riverside and Montopolis. It's the same spot where an 11-year-old girl was hit by a car last year after she got off of her bus. Transportation officials say the person who hit her did not stop for the flashing stop-arm.

From here on out, if you are caught on video running an activated stop-arm, you can expect to get a ticket in the mail. The warnings are over.

"The overall goal is student safety. We want to insure that our students arrive to school and arrive home from school safely,” said Mendez.

Officers will look over each video clip before issuing a ticket. Tickets will cost you $300 dollars. If you're stopped by an officer, expect to pay around $500 dollars.

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