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School Bus Safety

The Case for Audio Monitoring on School Buses

Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.

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District's school bus seat belt project is a proactive step
Westfield (Ind.) Washington Schools will test out lap-shoulder belts on six of its buses. Several aspects of the program are interesting, such as that it's not in reaction to a crash or a mandate from lawmakers.
<p>Two years ago, Suffolk Transportation completed the FTA&rsquo;s Homeland Security Assessment and made several upgrades, the biggest of which was bringing its entire fleet into its yards each night, ending vehicle park outs.</p> Contractors Turn to Partnerships, Tracking to Bolster Security
Partnering with law enforcement, taking advantage of federal security assessments and student tracking are some of the measures contractors are taking to ensure a safer school bus ride.
<p>Photo by John Horton</p> 8 Ways to Optimize the Use of School Bus Video Surveillance
To make sure you’re getting the best use of the surveillance systems on your buses, consider these eight practices that can help improve student behavior, identify training needs and support your drivers.
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Book on school bus safety
Go Where the Bus Goes, a new children’s book written by Lorraine Fletcher, a longtime school bus driver in Kentucky, addresses school bus safety.

Pre-trip inspection module
InterMotive’s new pre-trip inspection module is designed to automatically turn on and off all chassis-controlled exterior lights, including brake and reverse lights.

Recessed camera
To address the hazard of passenger head impact with cameras that are mounted in school buses and protrude several inches from the ceiling, REI introduced a low-profile, recessed camera that only extends 1 inch from the ceiling and creates a safe passenger zone.

Child-check safety kit
The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association has developed a training tool to remind drivers to check their bus for sleeping children.

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<p>Keynote speaker Mark Aesch set the tone at School Bus Xchange (SBX) by encouraging attendees to identify the outputs of success for their operations. The event was held April 6-8 near Dallas.</p> PHOTOS: Highlights from School Bus Xchange

Here’s a look at the speakers, roundtables and other activities at the debut School Bus... Visit photo gallery

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