PHM schools introduce stop-arm cameras on buses
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – The PHM School Corporation began installing Stop-Arm Cameras on their school buses today as part of efforts to promote safety in the district.
The cameras are meant to catch motorists who try to pass a school bus while its stopped, and violators will receive consequences from the proper jurisdiction.
So far only a couple dozen buses have been outfitted with the cameras but officials with the corporation said they plan to add cameras to all 135 buses.
"We know what the most precious thing to every family is, and that's their kid, and we value that here at Penn-Harris-Madison Schools and ultimately we want to do what we can for the safety and security of all the children,” said Brandon Tugmon, Assistant Director of Transportation at PHM.
The installation of these cameras stem from the MAXSTRONG law, which was inspired by the three Rochester children who died after a truck sped past their stopped school bus in 2018.