Bensalem Police Report 25 Red Light Violations Per-School Day in Spite of Bus Cameras
On their Facebook page, Bensalem police reported that they’ve seen 25 school bus violations pre-school day on the new bus cameras.
Back in August, Bensalem school district and Bensalem Police announced a new bus program that would install camera’s inside and outside of all of their buses, in order to capture individuals who would ignore safety warnings, passing school busses and putting students in possible danger. According to officials, the cameras are active at all times, and have a 360 degree view of traffic.
Whoever is behind the wheel of the offending car will be fined $300 the first time, with repeat offenders getting more harsher fines. Though the camera’s are doing there job in capturing those who’ve run the red lights, Bensalem Police aren’t thrilled with how many times it’s happening, nor are residents of Bensalem.
“Flashing amber signals mean “proceed with caution and prepare to stop” it does not mean step on the gas to beat the red signals,” officials said.
More directly, “I can’t think of something more precious then your children. We strongly encourage everyone to follow the law,” said Public Safety Director William McVey in August.