Bensalem unveils new traffic system technology used to improve safety around schools – CBS Philly
BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) – Bensalem is now using smart technology to improve safety around township schools. On Monday, the authorities announced the start of a new traffic system which has deployed 27 beacons around the 14 schools in the canton.
These beacons use cameras and speed cameras to provide live traffic information to the police.
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The goal is to reduce speeding and other dangerous behavior in school zones, such as drivers illegally passing school buses.
“This state-of-the-art solution will minimize and mitigate the possibilities of something going wrong,” said Dr Samuel Lee, director of the Bensalem school district.
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“They saw a problem and they said fix it because students are our number one priority in making sure these kids get to school and come home safely,” said Fred Harran, principal. of the public security of the canton of Bensalem.
With the new system, police will be able to control traffic lights using an app on their smartphones.
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Drivers will also receive visual feedback of their speed when driving in these areas.