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Posted - 12/04/2012 :  10:25:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone,

We thought you might be interested to read SBF Publisher Frank Di Giacomo's column from our November 2012 issue on technology that monitors drivers in various ways.

http://www.schoolbusfleet.com/Channel/Management-Training/Articles/2012/12/School-bus-drivers-Is-trust-enough.aspx

Sincerely,
Kelly Roher
SBF Managing Editor

RweThereYet
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USA
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Posted - 12/05/2012 :  08:50:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While I don't feel that this devise is uncalled for, I do find it rather interesting how the drivers are put under more and more scrutiny yet the kids are aloowed to go almost unchecked.

Well, for a while they might be watched after a private recorded incident goes public. But drivers complaints seem to be largely overlooked.

Anyone care to do a study on this issue???

Oh ya, if a driver in our district gets caught driving while using thier cellphone, the first offense is = termination.

So if you're real smart and want this job then stay off your phone while driving. Obviously in an emergency or justifible situation a cellphone call is required, pull over and park and make the call.
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FrankP
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Posted - 12/05/2012 :  2:23:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit FrankP's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Agree completely Rwe!! My company uses Nextels in lieu of 2-way radios, so such a blocking device wouldn't be used in my company anyway. But I'll tell ya, even if the office is calling me, I'll give 'em a quick, "I'm driving, call ya back in a few minutes". God forbid I should have to defend myself against a charge of using a phone while driving from some vindictive kid.
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