WESTPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Westport will be trying out cameras on school buses to catch drivers who fail to yield.
If a driver passes the bus while its stop sign is extended and the lights are flashing, the cameras will take photos and video that are then sent to the police for review.READ MORE: Attorney Says Current Whereabouts Of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's Fiancé, Are Unknown
Westport parents are big fans of the technology.
“I think it’s a great idea,” said Chandler Paris, who has two daughter. “I see half the time people don’t stop at stop signs. Let them at least stop for the school bus.”
“I have two kids with one on the way so I’m not opposed to it,” another father said.READ MORE: Nearly 200 People Being Released From Rikers After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Calls N.Y.'s Incarceration Rate 'A Point Of Shame'
The Connecticut Post reports the company behind the technology gets a portion of the fines.
Milford and Norwalk also have school bus cameras.
New Canaan tested the cameras, but discontinued them following few infractions.MORE NEWS: After Almost 2 Years, New York Philharmonic Returns For 180th Season