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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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School buses play a key position in athletics
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With running having become a lifelong pursuit for me, I recently found myself once again riding a school bus to an important race, just like in high school. On April 20, I ran in the Boston Marathon for the first time. ...
District's school bus seat belt project is a proactive step
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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
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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.
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Integrated software suite
Seon now offers vMax Compass, a complete suite of school transportation solutions designed to work seamlessly together to deliver the real-time information needed to plan safe routes, track vehicles and student ridership, and capture, record and automatically download video of on-board incidents.

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.

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<p>The 65th edition of the annual Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC) was held July 12-15 at the Arlington (Texas) Convention Center. In the background is the baseball stadium where the Texas Rangers play.</p> PHOTOS: Highlights from Southeastern States

Take a look at the workshops, trade show and cowboy-themed banquet at the 2015 Southeastern... Visit photo gallery

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VIDEO: New school bus boarding procedure at North Carolina district, No. 3

Wake County Public School System students and their bus driver explain the district's new procedure for boarding the school bus. This video, one of three that cover the information, shows a new switch the driver will use.

VIDEO: New school bus boarding procedure at North Carolina district, No. 2

Wake County Public School System students and their bus driver explain the district's new procedure for boarding the school bus. This is one of three videos that cover the topic. Watch the others on our Videos page

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