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Posted: August 29, 2011 4:51 p.m.

Gwinnett schools eye school bus cameras

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett public schools are considering mounting cameras on school buses to catch motorists who drive around busses when they load or unload children.

Gwinnett schools spokesman Jorge Quintana tells the Gwinnett Daily Post that school officials are looking into equipping buses with stop-arm cameras to record the license tag numbers of violators.

Gwinnett police tell CBS Atlanta they handed out 29 citations in a two-week period since school started.

Officials say they're researching what it would cost to install the cameras. They're mounted just below the red flashing stop signs on school buses.

CBS Atlanta reported that school officials in nearby Cobb County have already equipped school buses with new high-tech cameras capable of capturing the license tags of motorists who drive around them.

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