How Does It Work?  


The diagram above is a representation of the camera systems used in the County

BusPatrol’s leading stop-arm enforcement program is built on a robust, guided, and secure process.

When a vehicle illegally passes a school bus while the stop-arm is deployed, BusPatrol’s multi-lens camera box captures the violation and car’s license plates from different depths and angles. The footage, along with GPS and timecode data, is stored locally on an onboard digital video recorder (DVR) unique to each bus.

The data related to the incident and violation is sent via an encrypted LTE network to BusPatrol’s secure cloud system. BusPatrol’s artificial intelligence (AI) software filters all footage received from each bus before it goes to one of our safety specialists for review.

A BusPatrol safety specialist reviews the filtered footage. If they determine that the violation is indeed an offence, the specialist prepares an evidence package for use by law enforcement. The package is built in accordance with state law, complete with video footage, license plate number, make, model, driver information, GPS location, and a timestamp of the incident.

The evidence package is then submitted to law enforcement via a secure cloud portal. Law enforcement reviews the evidence package to approve citation. If approved, a ticket is mailed to the vehicle’s owner, along with a link to Alertbus’ Driver Education & Payment Portal, where they can view video evidence of their violation. The vehicle owner makes their payment online, through the mail, or in person in the municipal jurisdiction – tickets can also be contested through the relevant jurisdiction’s civil court system.

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1. Violation Contact Information
2. How will School Districts in Suffolk County Benefit from the Safety Program?
3. Participating School Districts
4. Who Are Stop-Arm Violation Tickets Issued to, and How Much Will They Cost Violators?
5. How Does It Work?  
6. How Can I Learn More?
7. Safety Tips for Children, Student Riders, and Parents
8. How to Behave Around School Buses in NY