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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
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
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.
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School zone warning signals
The IoT solution from Numerex and RTC enables remote, two-way communications between the school district’s central traffic office and an embedded electronic device in the flasher signal signs, company officials said.

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.

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<p>At Oregon&rsquo;s Salem-Keizer Public Schools, one of the transportation department&rsquo;s ongoing initiatives is to recognize staff members&rsquo; successes. Lt. Col. David Farley, the district&rsquo;s head mechanic, was honored for his 30 years of military service.</p> PHOTOS: Oregon district’s pupil transportation highlights

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has been busy over the past year with numerous initiatives, including... Visit photo gallery

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VIDEO: District sees 2 school bus passing incidents

Two school bus passing incidents were caught on video by Kanawha County (W.Va.) Schools last week. In one, the motorist damaged a bus’ stop arm, and in the other, the motorist nearly struck several people.

VIDEO: School bus OEM team declares 'We Are Thomas'

In this spot from Thomas Built Buses, get a look behind the scenes at the men and women who build yellow buses in High Point, North Carolina.

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