PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — School bus operator Dell Transportation has equipped its entire fleet with Rosco’s Dual-Vision Continuous Video and Automotive Event Recorder.
Dell began using the Dual-Vision two years ago for accident prevention and student management security. Now, 100% of the company’s 145 school bus fleet is equipped with the automotive event recorders.
Part of the fleet was recently upgraded with the new Dual-Vision XC 2+1, with third camera capability for increased visibility. Company officials said that the new third camera option is ideal for the Type C and Type D school buses, where cameras have often had difficulty capturing images of the deep interiors of the bus.
"Our insurance premiums have gone down, and our insurance company underwrites nearly 100% of the Dual-Vision devices,” said Bob Pape, principal of transportation at Dell. “Our drivers love having the Dual-Vision in their buses, and it makes them more aware of their environment and gets them to slow down. The device also exonerates them from false accusations and improves the safety for both the children and drivers alike."
The Dual-Vision XC devices capture interior and exterior footage, supply GPS information and offer instantaneous feedback to drivers. Rosco officials said that the device is easily positioned on the interior windshield with minimal visual obstruction. It records audio and video in a 310-degree range and shares alerts with drivers in real time, such as when speed limits are surpassed.