Gatekeeper $GSI Starts Stop Arm Camera Program In The United States

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Gatekeeper Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that has completed installation of 15 Student ProtectorTM multi-lane stop-arm video enforcement cameras equipped with TIMTM (Traffic Infraction Management) technology on Chattooga County School District’s school buses.

The District operates school buses on approximately 33 routes. The 15 routes having the highest observed rate of stop-arm violations were the first to receive Systems.

“(it’s only a matter of time).. before a child is run down by a stop arm violator given the number of violations that occur on the County’s bus routes.”

– Mike Jarrett, Transportation Director of Chattooga County.

Under the five-year Contract, Gatekeeper is responsible for administrating the project, managing the process from violation through paid citation, while the Sheriff’s Office will be responsible for approving or rejecting violations. The revenue generated from collection of citation fees funds the program and will be split amongst the District, the County, and Gatekeeper.

In Georgia, USA, stop-arm violation tickets begin at $300 for the first offence; $750 for the second offense; and $1,000 for subsequent offences within a five-year period. The Contract is for an initial five-year term, beginning on the day which the first citation is issued, and automatically renews for an additional five-year term unless the District or Gatekeeper provides written notice of its intention not to renew the Contract.

The Company currently has approximately twenty school districts throughout the United States in the Evaluation Phase, representing approximatley1,700 school buses, and is hopeful that it will be awarded additional contracts following the completion of the Evaluation Phase.

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation study for 2016 indicates 74,421 stop-arm violations occurred in a single day count from 33 of the 50 States that participated. With an average of 180 days in a school year, the number of stop-arm violations could surpass 13 million within the participating States.