Transcript for New Technology Catches Drivers Who Don't Stop for School Buses
Tonight here, stunning new findings. Drivers putting your children at risk as they get on and off the school bus. That image, the school stunt nearly hit by a car barrelling past that school bus. Tonight, the revealing report on just how in drivers are doing this, across this country every day. Here's ABC's Paula Faris. Reporter: The videos are startling. Watch. In Cleveland, this driver picking onto the sidewalk just to get by a stopped school bus. Goes right on the sidewalk. Reporter: And in Minnesota, this school bus stopping on a two-lane highway as a semiblows right by. Tonight, one Maryland county ringing the alarm. Did not stop at all. Reporter: Outfitting 25 of their school buses with cameras, busting a stunning 875 drivers for failing to stop. All since January. We knew that it was a problem but we didn't think that it was this extensive. Reporter: The close calls all around the country. In West Virginia, that elementary schooler leaving his school bus. Seconds later, nearly hit by a car. Oh, my god. Reporter: When a school bus is stopped, its lights flashing, drivers are required to stop. In most states, 25 feet away. But one poll of school bus drivers around the country found they witnessed as many as 76,000 violations in a single day. 13 million each school year. More and more school districts are now outfitting their pulses with that new technology. Much like red light cameras, break the law, you'll get a hefty ticket in the mail. In Maryland, officials tonight calling to double the fine to $250. Please, please, stop for the school bus. And if you are not sure if you should stop or you have to stop, stop anyway. Reporter: And that technology is now being used in at least 11 states. Authorities are really urging drivers to pay attention and be cautious, because this can be fatal. So, if in doubt, David, stop 25 feet away from that stopped school bus. Always stop. All right, Paula, thank you.
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