New bus tech helps protect kids

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COLLBRAN, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- School officials in Collbran are trying to make bus stops safer for students.

They're doing it by outfitting their buses with "stop arms" to make drivers wait until students safely cross busy roads.

These are six foot gates that swing out from the bus, to stop drivers from passing by when kids are around.

It costs about $2,000 per bus to install this tech, but officials say, you can't put a price on safety.

"We're hoping that will stop all the stop arm violations we've been having. We have also put stop arm cameras on our buses, so that if a car does go by and blow passed our buses, it'll pick up a license plate," said Transportation Director for Plateau Valley School District 50, Terry Williams.

The plan is for all of the buses to have the new gear in about a month and a half.

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