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Thursday, September 10, 2009

School Bus GPS Tracking Systems

Would installing school bus gps tracking systems in public school buses ensure the security of children?
That is the question being asked in many states and countries as schools investigate whether school bus gps tracking systems would in fact increase the safety of school children.

School bus gps tracking systems can be used as a security measure to allow parents to locate their children in case of emergency, therefore increasing the safety of children who catch the bus to school.

School bus gps tracking systems can also be used to track what time drivers turn up to pick students up, as in the past drivers were not tracked on their pick up times. School bus gps tracking systems could revolutionize bus driving in this sense, as bus companies will be able to see exactly where a bus is at any particular time.

Some bus drivers however see school bus gps tracking systems as a spy system of some sort, and are against its implementation.

Sometimes busses are late or don�t show up at all to pick up and drop off students at school sports and extracurricular events, as well as general school buses being late to school in the morning with a busload of students, often disrupting classes.
school bus gps tracking systems will allow bus companies to contact drivers and ask them if they are having problems getting to the school on time.

School bus gps tracking systems could cost up to $300,000 to $400,000 per bus, potentially costing big fleet bus companies millions of dollars to install school bus gps tracking systems on all of their school buses.

Many still believe the implementation of school bus gps tracking systems is worth the hefty price tag, and many parents are willing to contribute to the cost of the systems.

Whether school bus gps tracking systems are adopted in all countries by all buses remains to be seen. Due to the cost and time involved in training users to use the system, it is thought only one or two buses in a fleet will trial the school bus gps tracking systems to begin with.

Once results are satisfactory, many bus companies will rollout large installations of school bus gps tracking systems, which will prove highly beneficial to the safety of all school students.

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