JC school buses to get tracking devices

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – The City of Johnson City is hoping to install automatic vehicle location devices on its school buses before next school year.

A city spokesperson says the money is budgeted for the GPS systems, but it’s unclear what features they’ll have or how much they’ll cost just yet.

As we’ve previously reported, Washington County, Tennessee, school buses have GPS devices that send out alerts when drivers are speeding. Back in May, our investigation into the situation there led the district to suspend two drivers for speeding.

Kingsport City Schools reports it has a digital recording system that helps track speed, but not in real time.

Officials with Bristol, Tennessee City Schools also previously told us its buses have a system that can monitor bus speeds.

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