A local mom is pushing for stop arm cameras to be installed in her school district in Rome after new video footage emerged of drivers illegally passing school buses.
The video, captured by home security cameras, has prompted concerns for the safety of children getting on and off the bus.
Hannah Freeman, a mother of two boys with autism, installed cameras and shared the footage with Rome City Schools in the hope that they would take action.
Although Georgia was one of the first states to allow stop arm cameras on school buses, Rome City Schools has yet to implement the technology.
District officials have responded by stating that they take the issue seriously and are working with police and city leaders to address the problem.
Bus drivers are also encouraged to report any instances of illegal passing.
While the use of stop arm cameras is not currently a state requirement, some districts in Georgia, including Atlanta Public Schools and Clayton Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, and Henry County schools, have been using the cameras for years.
Smaller districts, such as Decatur and Marietta City Schools, have also implemented stop arm cameras.
The push for increased safety measures highlights the importance of protecting children as they travel to and from school.