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5 Questions Answered by New Technology in School Buses

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5 Questions Answered by New Technology in School Buses

There is no question that technology is constantly transforming the way we live our lives. Examples of these changes are evident everywhere, including how we communicate, how we conduct business, how we get our news, and even how we date. It should come as no surprise then, that new technology in school buses is changing the way children are transported to and from schools, making the journey a safer and more positive experience for students and parents. What are the improvements this new technology is bringing? Here are 5 questions answered by new technology in school buses:


1. WHO is putting our children at risk by violating traffic laws?

Stop-arm cameras can capture license plate numbers and identify motorists who endanger the lives of children by ignoring the stop signals of school buses. It has been reported that about 13 million school bus stop sign violations occur each year. Many of the accidents involving school bus children happen as they are being picked up or dropped off. The use of school bus stop-arm cameras can help to decrease the likelihood of these accidents.

2. WHAT are the children on the bus doing?

On-bus cameras can capture the conduct of the children, allowing drivers to focus their attention on the road. Gone are the days where school bus drivers are distracted by the need to monitor the behavior of children on the bus. These cameras act as deterrents to misbehavior, as well as support for any needed disciplinary action.

3. WHERE is the bus?

New technology provides real time information about school bus locations. New school bus technology can track the bus and notify parents 10 minutes before the bus reaches it scheduled stop. This technology not only enhances student safety, it also is more convenient for parents, as it eliminates wasted time at school bus stops.

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4. WHEN should maintenance or repairs be performed on the bus?

Computerized diagnostics and predictive maintenance technology help identify issues with the school bus and determine when maintenance or repairs are needed. This technology enhances the safety of the children by decreasing the chances of accidents caused by malfunctions that could have been prevented by needed maintenance and repairs.

5. HOW can I be sure my child is on the bus?

Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) trackers are being used to help parents and school authorities further ensure student safety. This new technology consists of RFID tags that students swipe into a card reader each time they board and leave the school bus. As the children swipe their cards, notifications are sent to the parents and school authorities, allowing assurance of a safe journey to and from school.

As more advancements are made in school bus technology, it is safe to say we will continue to see improvements in the safety and convenience of the transportation of our school children.

 
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Posted in Blog on May 15th, 2018. No Comments.



New Tech in School Buses, National Bike Month Discounts, Minimizing the Threat of Terrorism








Highlights APRIL 2018

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. As an avid cyclist, I like to promote this month as a public service. There are a lot of people, vehicles, and hazards on the road. This month, please be especially aware of your surroundings and safely share the road with pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, automobiles, school buses, and everyone else trying to get from his/her “Point A” to “Point B.”

 

Bike to Work: Blog

Bike To Work

See what it is like to Share the Road from a Cyclist’s perspective!

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School Bus Tech

New School Bus Tech Article

What are the improvements this new technology is bringing? Here are 5 questions answered by new technology in school buses.

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Minimizing Terrorism:
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School buses, schools, students, and bus stops are easily identifiable and often considered soft targets for terrorism. Simple techniques and planning can minimize the opportunities for terrorists.

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TOP 10 DRVING PET PEEVES

Top 10 Driving Pet Peeves Article

From texting while driving to tailgating, we’ve listed the top 10 gripes among American drivers. Their nuisance level is on a scale of 1-10.

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Share the Road

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This course discusses sharing the road and pedestrian traffic. Lesson one discusses procedures that should be followed in order to safely drive in various types of traffic.

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EMTs

Discounted Course:
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This course discusses causes and symptoms of the following medical emergencies: anaphylaxis, choking, diabetic coma, seizures, and shock. It details appropriate first aid treatment.

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EMTs

Basic Strategies for Seizures Article

Seizures are one of the most
common medical occurrences,
affecting an estimated 1 out of
every 10 people. For this reason,
it is important for everyone
to know some basic strategies
for seizures.

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Emergency Carry Techniques

8 Emergency Carry Techniques Video

Checkout 8 emergency carrying techniques that could save someones life.

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Posted in Blog on May 15th, 2018. No Comments.



OK Association for Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show

OK Association for Pupil Transportation Conference & Trade Show

School bus with kidsSummer is around the corner. Do you have plans?

It is the time of year when school buses are empty and school employees have a little spare time. It is also time for the Annual OAPT Summer Conference and Trade Show!

In one short month, school bus drivers and members of pupil transportation teams from across Oklahoma will gather in Durant to learn new techniques, see new products, and meet new people with a common goal of advancing school bus safety in OK. The conference consistently attracts attendees from over 500 school districts and provides information about school bus operations management, maintenance, safety, and special needs transportation.

Join us.

June 10 – 13, 2018
Choctaw Conference Center

If you would like to find out about the exciting online training options for Oklahoma school bus drivers, please contact us.

Have a great day!

Posted in Blog on May 1st, 2018. No Comments.



Emergency Safety Guides, Videos, and Discounts


Recent events may have prompted you, your department, or your organization to reevaluate Emergency Procedures. For this reason, we’ve focused on safety for this month’s newsletter.

 

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Emergency Procedures

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Recent events may have prompted you, your department, or your organization to reevaluate Emergency Procedures. Please feel free to utilize this Best Practices Flyer.

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8 Signs of Terrorism Infographic

Seizures are one of the most common medical occurrences, affecting an estimated 1 out of every 10 people. For this reason, it is important for everyone to know some basic strategies for seizures.

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Medical Emergency Picture

Discounted Course:
Medical Emergency Awareness

Discounted Price: $15 $10

This course discusses causes and symptoms of the following medical emergencies: anaphylaxis, choking, diabetic coma, seizures, and shock. It details appropriate first aid treatment.

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Emergency Carry Techniques

8 Emergency Carry Techniques Video

Conflict is a normal, natural, and inevitable part of life. To learn more about conflict resolution, check out this awesome video made by the STS media team.

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School Bus Stop Sign

State Laws:
Stopping for School Buses Guide

Lights are flashing ahead. A school bus is stopping.

Can you pass? Or should you stop, too?

Each state has different laws. Check this guide to learn the laws in your state.

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School Bus Emergency Preparedness

Everyday Heroes Article

When many of us hear the word “hero” our mind immediately turns to fictional characters such as: Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc. Most of us do not automatically think of school bus drivers.

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Posted in Blog on April 11th, 2018. No Comments.



STS is Proud to be Used in over 1/3 of FL Counties

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STS is Proud to be Used in over 1/3 of FL Counties

Our online training community continues to expand as more Florida counties discover School Training Solutions. We are growing and excited to provide an excellent resource to any school or organization. Contact us if we can help add an online component to your school bus driver or general employee training programs.

Our Florida Online School Bus Driver Course is available for $40.00 per driver.

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STS is currently being used in transportation departments for school bus driver training in all of the following counties:

 • Wakulla
 • Holmes
 • Walton
 • Clay
 • Marion
 • Volusia
 • DeSoto
 • Manatee
 • Monroe
 • Okeechobee
 • Hendry
 • Charlotte
 • Pinellas
 • Nassau
 • Franklin
 • Hamilton
 • Jackson
 • Pasco
 • Glades
 • Flager
 • Suwannee
 • Taylor
 • Bay
 • Lafayette
 • St. Lucie
 • Gilchrist
 • Levy
 • Palm Beach
 • Putnam
In addition, we are a resource for school bus charter companies and charter schools in these counties:

 •  Volusia
 •  Sarasota
 •  Pinellas
 •  Palm Beach
 •  Leon
 •  Manatee
 •  Franklin

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