Updated: Thursday, 13 Dec 2012, 7:54 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 13 Dec 2012, 7:54 PM EST
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Another Connecticut school district is holding drivers accountable who aren't paying attention to stopped school buses.
Middletown Public Schools announced they're implementing the RED FLEX Student Guardian.
It's an automated safety camera system that catches drivers who illegally pass school buses.
Bus drivers tell police and the superintendent that every single day they notice violators, many times at the same locations. Now, they're not putting up with it anymore.
Police can view the video and high resolution images and decide whether citations should be mailed to violators.
"Four-hundred and fifty bucks for the first offense and it's steep. I've personally given it out a few times in my career. Not often, but it does happen," Captain Gary Wallace of the Middletown Police Dept. said.
Now, with the cameras police are expecting to catch more drivers illegally passing buses.
Police say millions are reported each year.