Blue Springs schools add cameras to sides of school buses

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Some changes have come to school buses in Blue Springs, Mo.

Blue Springs now has cameras mounted to the sides of buses to catch drivers who pass the extended arm stop sign.

In one year Kansas had nearly 2,000 violations of cars passing buses, and Missouri was nearly double that.

"Well I think the biggest fear is a fatality an injury of a student, we never want to see that happen. It just takes one child to completely devastate a community, and we certainly don't want to do that," Lon Waterman, director of transportation for North Kansas City Schools, said.

Bus drivers also are encouraging students to make eye contact with them so they only cross the street when the driver says it’s safe.

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