BISMARCK, N.D. - According to KFYR-TV-The Bismarck School District has notified parents that to improve safety, it will install cameras on all general education buses operated by Harlow's.

It will be done in stages, with 10 cameras this month, 10 in May, and the rest over the summer.

So what can school bus cameras see?  First and foremost, questioning the purpose of a school bus camera helps you spot the many uses of these advanced watchful devices. Cameras fitted inside the school bus help the driver in more ways than one. While concentrating on the road ahead, he can steer clear of accidents. Recordings of the activities inside the moving bus can be helpful in spotting errant students along with attaching documentary evidence to an unforeseen event. Providing the driver an additional “eye-behind-him”, he can be vigilant towards the bad behavior of students.

The ability to freeze images and report the same to the law-making authorities and parents brings in much-needed support to the claims of the school or the driver when an accident occurs. Information is strength. And this comes in the form of cameras keeping track of the time, speed of the vehicle, date and other information that can strengthen a particular case.

Stop Arm cameras are a high-definition cameras fitted outside the bus to help better control the passing traffic. It is through the stop arm out feature that cameras ensure safety of school children. Focusing on the vehicles which are driving past a stationary school bus, these cameras record whether school students boarded/landed safely or not. Providing students with the best protection while crossing the road to reach their home or the door of the school bus, these cameras support with the “Safety First” ideal. In the event of a rash driver zipping past the school bus, his captured number plate helps law enforcement officials take corrective actions.