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QPS buses improve safety with new in-bus cameras

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Your child's ride to school in Quincy just got a little bit safer, thanks to brand new cameras put in school buses at the beginning of the year.

"It helps to clarify specifically what's going on the bus, it helps drivers, the administrators that I meet with to see exactly how the problem might evolve and come up with a workable solution," Richard Thompson, QPS Transportation Dean, said.

Thompson said since installing the new cameras, equipped with better audio and video capabilities, school bus referrals have declined by 25 percent.

Thompson said the new high quality video helps them identify problematic students more accurately.

"The new equipment allows me to show students involved exactly how the problem started," Thompson said. "It does specifically have kids to where they can't deny, the video is there to show that you are the person involved in the situation."

Thompson says only five buses aren't equipped with the news cameras, however, those buses do have the older cameras installed.

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