The City of Mesquite has partnered with the Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) to begin a new program called "Stop on Red. Kids Ahead.” The program establishes a civil penalty of $300 for the offense of motorists passing a school bus that has come to a complete stop and has extended its stop arm.
The program features high-resolution cameras that are installed at key locations on the exterior of the school bus. The system automatically detects if a vehicle passes a stopped school bus within the enforced zone, and captures images and video of the violating vehicle. Violation data and images are wirelessly uploaded for validation, processing and notice issuance by the vendor, American Traffic Solutions, Inc. A Mesquite Police Officer will review each video to confirm the violation did occur.