MACON, Ga. -- WGXA reported last year that Bibb County had contracted with Bus Patrol America to install stop arm cameras to crack down on school bus passers.
From January to April 2018, they've given out 2,182 citations. Solicitor general Rebecca Grist is in charge of prosecuting those citations.
She says so far they've generated around $737,903 from those tickets.
"We do not start the revenue sharing portion of that contract until all of that equipment is paid for," Grist said. "So we are not at that point -- and the cost of the operations from the stop arm camera company. So we've been doing a lot of work, but we have not received any funds yet."
The total cost of that installation and equipment is around $1.3 million. Until that money is paid back to the company, no Bibb County entities will see any money.
But even after they pay it back, then only 30 percent of the money will go to Bibb County.
Grist adds that what the stop arm cameras are doing is spreading awareness about the law and increasing the safety of kids at school bus stops.