• 5 Tips for Safe Child School Transportation Services

Utilize Technology for optimized Student transportation services

Most schools run paper logs of their student transport operation, but with the advent of technology, more and more schools each year use IOT technology to their advantage, which provides significant insight into school transportation services.

Here are 5 tips for making the daily child school transportation commute as safe as possible

Tip #1 – Implementing Dashcams

Utilizing dash cameras is extremely important in creating a safe child school transportation service as you want only the safest drivers driving the school bus and in case of an event, you want to learn the context of why it happened and how.

Front facing HD dash cameras provide visibility on the road ahead. Sensors integrated into the camera automatically capture extreme driver events such as sudden brake, sudden acceleration, sharp turns, lane crossing and speeding. These events are uploaded to the cloud platform where the school fleet manager can view the video footage of the driving events on the road, providing more control over their fleet safety with features designed to increase visibility and reduce accidents.

Adding a dual facing camera will provide video footage of the interior of the bus, so school fleet managers can see what’s happening inside the bus at all times. Wireless Links suite of high-quality fleet dash cam provides crystal-clear insights into a school bus fleet’s performance and safety for the safest school transportation experience.

Tip #2 – Equip the School Bus with ID card Readers

Student ID card Readers (RFID), log  when and where students board and disembark from buses.

The log provides real time visibility on student ridership activity, whether students haven’t boarded a bus or haven’t gotten off a bus.

Having this log contributes to safety as it is much easier and quicker to locate missing students, respond to accidents, and reduce to a minimum erroneous situations.

Tip #3 – Optimize School Bus Routes

With a School Bus Routing Software, the optimal routes and the order of the stops for students are created for you within the software. By utilizing a fleet routing software, school bus fleets can optimize routes with insight into planned vs actual performance, can instantly track school bus location, route progress, and late or missed stops from their platform.

Instead of manually calling school bus drivers to see where they are (and by doing so, distracting them from the road), transportation managers are able to gain visibility and control over their entire operation, know at all times which students got on each bus and when and know the ETA of every stop. 

Tip #4 – School Bus Tracking Parent App

Let parents track route progress and receive alerts automatically right to their mobile.

No more” where’s my bus” calls from parents.

With a school bus tracking app for parents, parents can view arrival and departure times at every stop along the route, including how long the bus spent at any stop and know the ETA of every stop.

Tip #5 – Check Student Temperature before boarding the Bus in the era of Covid-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, schools are preparing to reopen with new health and safety guidelines. When dealing with k-12 students, schools face challenges that will definitely complicate the daily school bus transportation and school campus activity. These challenges include measuring the temperature when entering the school campus and the school bus to thousands of students each day.
Wireless Links offers a innovative solution in the form of a Magic Bracelet for temperature checks.
Each student is equipped with a wearable RFID bracelet with built-in temperature monitoring for automatic temperature check for COVID-19 detection.

When a student enters the bus or enters the school campus, the RFID bracelet automatically sends a check-in stamp along with a temperature check.

When the student exits the bus, a temperature check along with a check-in stamp will be sent to the platform.

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To help with your student transport, consider digitizing the entire operation. Wireless Links offers a unique comprehensive solution for managing the daily school bus operation. The solution provides fleet management for school buses including GPS tracking and dashcams, all integrated with RFID technology for student monitoring.

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