School crossing guards equipped with cameras, and GoPro

News 7 March, 2018

    QMI agency

    Wednesday, march 7, 2018 14:32

    Wednesday, march 7, 2018 14:32

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    SAINT-RAYMOND – Saint-Raymond, on the outskirts of Quebec city, has decided to take drastic measures to ensure the safety of school children and school crossing guards by equipping them to GoPro cameras.

    The innovative project has been set up a few weeks ago, because motorists are offenders and dangerous near schools, especially at the corner of rue Saint-Cyrille and Saint-Maxime, where a primary school.

    The rangers have feared for their lives and the lives of the children several times because of the speed and stop signs that are not respected by drivers. The City has therefore decided to act, so that 800 students and 14 school buses circulate in the area.

    Since they carry cameras to the chest, the rangers have seen as a deterrent for motorists who may be picked up by their GoPro in the process of committing an offence. Their images allow better support of a complaint made to the Sûreté du Québec, if applicable.

    “I feel more secure, both for me and for the children. We are here, because most of the time, we are in the street. Motorists are always in a hurry. For the safety of everyone, it is a good deal. I feel better,” he told TVA News that the guard Nathalie Ouellet.

    Since the crossing guards are equipped with a camera, three complaints have been made to the police.