How will the City of Long Beach School District Benefit from the Safety Program?

All school districts can opt-in to the program and benefit from an advanced school bus safety suite deployed across their entire fleets at no cost to the schools, taxpayers, or the City of Long Beach. The violator-funded safety program handles the procurement, installation, management, and maintenance of the safety technology. In addition to a targeted effort to reduce the illegal passing of school buses in the community, the school district will benefit from access to cloud-connected internal cameras and BusPatrol's AlertBus platform for live stream video and emergency alerts.

In the run up to the program launch, the City of Long Beach will work with BusPatrol to execute a community education and awareness campaign, including road signage, community announcements, and warning letters. The program will be preceded by a 30-day warning period, during which warning letters will be issued to drivers who fail to stop for school buses with no monetary penalty.