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Cameras now on JTA Buses

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Surveillance cameras, coming soon to a city bus near you.

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papakilo2 - 8/6/2009 11:28 PM
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I think placing camers on the city buses will increase the safety for all riders and the drivers. That is an outstanding step in the right direction. I do not agree that a driver carring mace or a tazer is a valid solution, as the driver can't provide driving and defense services at the same time. Although, law enforcement type of individual randomly riding troublesome routes may pose a solution, and the video could provide evidence of an individual exhibiting unacceptable behavior on the bus. I wonder if those cameras located outside the bus will help monitor the bus' speed, especially in the neighborhood routes where the speed limit is 30 MPH and lower. Many bus drivers (city and school) speed down narrow streets, many of which pass near private residences, elementary, middle, and high schools. Getting the bus drivers to obey the posted speed limits is a big challange for JTA and the contracted bus companies but, a very necessary task.

katzdance - 8/6/2009 10:16 PM
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I remember when the guy named Barney was beat to death on a JTA bus. A camera isn't going to stop the crazies. Let the drivers carry tazers and mace.
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