The theme of National School Bus Safety Week this year is “Be smart. Be seen. I wait in a safe place.”
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.
Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.
Suppliers are providing more immediate and detailed information for parents and transportation managers through apps and video; customizable alerts andvehicle parameters; planning versus actual views; and tablets on board buses.
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