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Bensalem Unveils New Traffic System Technology Being Used To Improve Safety Around Schools

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The goal is to cut down on speeding and other dangerous driving in school zones, like drivers who pass school buses illegally.

Video Transcript

UKEE WASHINGTON: Bensalem is now using smart technology to improve safety around schools in the township. Today, officials announced the start of a new traffic system that deployed 27 beacons around the townships 14 schools.

Now, these beacons use cameras and radar to provide live traffic information to police. The goal is to cut down on speeding and other dangerous driving in school zones like drivers who pass school buses illegally.

FRED HARRAN: This cutting-edge solution will minimize and mitigate the possibilities of something not good happening.

SAM LEE: Saw a problem and they said, let's fix it because students are our number one priority here, to make sure that these kids are getting to school and getting home safely.

UKEE WASHINGTON: With the new system, police will be able to control traffic lights using an app on their smartphones. Drivers will also get visual feedback of their speeds as they drive in these areas.