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Atlanta to crack down on drivers who speed past school buses

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Atlanta Public Schools and Atlanta police are cracking down on drivers who speed past stopped school buses.

They'll be using technology called CrossingGuard, which uses a camera to catch any vehicle that fails to stop when students are getting on and off the bus.

Starting this school year, violators will be caught on video and a snapshot of their license plate will be sent to law enforcement.

According to APS, about 24,000 students ride the system’s school buses every day. However, the cameras will be used on routes known to have a high number of bus stop arm incidents.

If you’re caught violating the law within the first 30 days, Atlanta police will give you a warning.

After that, your first violation will set you back $300.

If you get caught a second time, the fine will increase to $750, and if you get a third strike within five years, you can expect a $1,000 fine.

APS students head back to the classroom August 5.

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