TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WAWV/WTWO)– The Vigo School Corporation announced the addition of 17 new buses as a replacement to some of the more dated ones.
Officials said the new buses come equipped with outside cameras positioned near the stop arm on the bus.
They said this is an important addition to help keep students safer while getting on and off school buses.
The new cameras are going to hold people accountable for passing or driving by buses illegally, according to Bill Riley, VCSC communication director.
He said they will be working closely with local authorities to help prosecute drivers disobeying the bus’ signs.
The Vigo County school system said 1/12 of their fleet gets replaced annually and they are looking into doing the same front engine buses with cameras for next year.
School officials said overall, the buses will end up saving everyone, including tax payers, money.
They said all together the buses cost roughly $1.6 million.