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Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski shows new safety tool for school buses

NOW: Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski shows new safety tool for school buses

Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski showed a new safety tool for school buses used to protect kids from traffic.

Safe Fleet's Predictive Stop Arm uses radar sensors to notify bus drivers of cars that may not stop when the bus is picking up or dropping off kids.

Cameras are also mounted to take pictures of people who illegally pass buses with the stop arm out.

The creator said this is the next big step for school bus safety.

“This is really taking safety to the next level on school buses. We saw a need in terms of the largest number of injuries and fatalities happening when a car violates, er, illegally passes a school bus, so we focused our development on comping up with a solution to help prevent the injuries and fatalities that occur when that happens,” John Knox, Chairman and CEO of Safe Fleet said.

Walorski is currently working to get her own bipartisan bill on bus safety passed after three children were hit and killed walking to their bus stop in Fulton County last year.

Seventeen children were killed at bus stops across the state during the 2017-2018 school year, which is the highest number since 2008.

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