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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Global Positioning System School Bus

Many schools are asking themselves whether a global positioning system school bus would increase the safety of children.
Many states and countries have schools who are investigating whether a global positioning system school bus would in fact increase the safety of school children have come to the conclusion that it would assist in safety measures, however the cost of a global positioning system school bus is a major barrier to actually implementing the system.

A global positioning system school bus can be used as a security measure to allow teachers to track down their students in case of emergency or disorientation.
This would greatly increase the safety of children who catch the bus to school and to school activities such as sporting events and excursions.

A global positioning system school bus contains features such as ignition on/off and total ignition run time. These two features send data back to the base station about when the bus was started and for how long. This would prove extremely helpful if a global positioning system school bus was to be stolen or hijacked.

A global positioning system school bus would maintain missed and unscheduled stops. This is critical in stopping rogue bus drivers from missing stops or even stopping where they are not suppose to stop. It is hard to believe, but bus drivers have been known to stop at friends� house and even at the local store when they should be on duty.
A global positioning system school bus would stop this practice.

A global positioning system school bus also tracks in real time the bus speed and direction, keeping the base station informed if the bus goes off track. This is especially helpful if the bus happens to be stolen. A global positioning system school bus could prove the difference between tracking a stolen bus and allowing it to escape.

A global positioning system school bus can cost $300,000 to $400,000 per bus, potentially costing big fleet bus companies millions of dollars if they were to install the system on all their global positioning system school bus.

Whether a global positioning system school bus is adopted in all countries by all bus companies remains to be seen but one thing is for certain and that is that it will greatly increase the safety and security of all students.

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