- Though they might not have been aware of it, students in many districts across the country returned to school this year on buses equipped with a variety of new safety features, including cameras designed to catch dangerous drivers and buzzers to prevent them from being left on the bus at the end of the day.
- Fayette County, Ky., is using a new feature of Zonar's GPS-based bus tracking system called ZPass, which records a child's presence on the bus, allowing district officials and parents to keep a closer eye on elementary students going to and from school.
- An August 28 incident in Radford, Va., where a sixth grader fell asleep on the bus during the trip to school and woke up alone hours later, still on the bus in a transportation yard, prompted that school district to install a buzzer system that prompts a seat check once the ignition is turned off.
From the article:
As students returned to school this year, many were riding buses newly equipped with cameras designed to nab dangerous drivers, buzzers intended to make sure they weren't left on the bus at the end of the day, and others technologies designed to make their ride safer. ...