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In Utah, drivers are taught to carefully evaluate potential dangers before signaling students to leave the bus or cross a street, Martin said, and cameras do not "replace the safety provided by a well-trained or surpervised driver."

Alpine is among a handful of Utah school districts that already use Gatekeeper’s internal video systems, with 71 buses featuring the devices.

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Those, Dyment says, are installed to counteract bullying, vandalism, false liability claims, and to "keep the driver’s eyes focused on the road in front of them and not the chaos behind them."

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