Development and Evaluation of Automated Systems Intended to Reduce Illegal Passing of School Buses

In the U.S., it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus when the vehicle’s stop-arm is extended and the red warning lights are flashing. To address this issue, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) sponsored research aimed at developing an automated system for detecting and recording the license plates of vehicles, as well as their drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. The overall objective of this research was to develop a prototype system to automatically detect and record vehicles that illegally pass stopped school buses. Feasibility analyses, followed by system development work, were conducted. After an initial system was developed and tested, follow-on research was conducted to refine the system. This paper describes the research, including a demonstration held for government officials. Recommendations for further research are also provided.

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    ITS America

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  • Authors:
    • Hanowski, Richard J
    • Spaulding, Jeremy M
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  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01015976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2005 11:49AM