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Ben Hill schools buses to add traffic camera

Angelia Dopson Angelia Dopson
FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) -

Ben Hill County school buses will have traffic cameras installed in the next four weeks.

Georgia leads the nation when it comes to fatalities of children at school bus stops. In 2013, there were 9 deaths.

"We are having a lot of accidents in the state of Georgia, we ran three consecutive years with the highest rate," said Ben Hill School Transportation Director Angelia Dopson.

In 2011, there were six deaths. Dopson of the Ben Hill County School Transportation Department says drivers just aren't patient.

"Drivers tend to be in a rush go to work or coming home from work," Dopson said. "They will run the stop sign."

The Georgia Department of Education is also requiring drivers to do 3 hours of additional training.

 

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