Login

Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A Valley-based company that brought cameras to catch speeders and red-light runners is growing its business via school buses.

Redflex Traffic Systems has a program called "Student Guardian" which uses cameras on school-bus stop-arms to catch drivers who fail to stop.

"There is immense, widespread, social and political acceptance because parents want it," said Division President Tom O'Connor.

O'Connor said studies show, on a daily average, one car passes each stopped school bus.

"There are 440,000 buses on the road today," he said.

While they will catch fewer violators using the stop-arm cameras compared to photo enforcement cameras, O'Connor said the average fines are significantly higher.

The cameras take two still photos and video for law enforcement to review to determine whether a violation has taken place.

Currently, Redflex has deal in eight states that for the stop-arm cameras. Arizona is not among them, but O'Connor expects that will change. He said politicians across the country are working on legislation to allow stop-arm cameras.

Christina Estes, Reporter

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: