Evaluate Enforcement of Illegal Passing of Stopped School Buses

Each year approximately five children are killed by drivers passing stopped buses; however, the number of stop-arm violations is estimated at nearly 16 million each school year. Although cameras are increasingly used to identify stop-arm bar violators, the effectiveness of such programs has not been addressed systematically. This project will identify three localities planning to install cameras to enforce illegal school bus passing and document the process to establish yielding rates before and after camera deployment to evaluate the effectiveness of the camera programs. The goal of this project is to determine the extent to which drivers do not stop for school buses loading and unloading students before and after a public information program and implementation of a stop-arm bar camera enforcement program.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Johnson, Kristie

    • Performing Organizations:

      ToXcel, LLC

      7140 Heritage Village Plaza
      Gainesville, VA  United States  20155
    • Principal Investigators:

      Johnson, Kristie

    • Start Date: 20140929
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: School Bus Safety

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01632291
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH2214C00391
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 13 2017 4:52PM