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Understanding School Bus Safety

Posted by Christina Dieckmeyer on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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Bus.pngSchool bus safety is of paramount importance to all school districts. Schools must ensure their students are able to safely travel to and from school, while also ensuring the safety of their drivers. Fleet management technology is one way to send the message that your district is serious about student safety and parent communication. There are several options and trends that schools should consider.

GPS

With GPS, you can track your buses, map routes, and create insightful reports for your transportation directors. Essentially, you can rest assured that you know where your fleet is at all times. It provides real-time data and instant visibility into your buses. The software allows you to watch live activity of buses, map historical routes and stops, and create arrival reports.

Comparative Analysis

Another fleet management solution to consider is comparative analysis. This allows schools to compare planned routes to actual routes. You’ll know when each bus should be at each stop, and see when (or if) they arrived. This solution allows you to spot delays, and alert customers as necessary. In short, you can improve the services provided to your parents and students, and you can better manage your routes.

Student Ridership 

Another way to ensure your students’ safety is by understanding where and when your students board and exit the bus. The student ridership solution uses a barcode scanner to track when each student gets on and gets off the bus. Drivers don’t lose time because it’s easy for students to check in and out, and it ensures the right students are riding to the right stops.

Mobile App

One of the most useful tools available to schools and parents is a mobile app, such as Synovia’s Here Comes the Bus®. Apps can offer both students and parents visibility into bus location and timing. They can also be alerted to situations such as bus substitutions, making mornings easier for everyone.

These are just a few options available to schools that are looking to improve their safety. Ultimately, these tools not only make it easier to balance managing your fleet, but also help achieve a higher level of safety and customer service across the board. 

If you want to learn more about how to maximize school bus safey, download Ridealong with Synovia Solutions. It is filled with the most up-to-date fleet management information to help you increase savings, improve safety and enhance customer service.

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