Both private and public education systems can benefit greatly from the use of GPS tracking solutions for school buses and other school-owned or operated vehicles.
Manage School Bus Driver Activities
Keeping an eye on driver behaviors is absolutely critical for education organizations. Drivers are entrusted with the task of safely getting students to school and back home on a daily basis, so enforcing safe driving habits is a must.
With GPS fleet monitoring, education organizations can monitor driver behavior such as:
- driver speed
- handling on turns
- braking habits
- checking the location of the vehicle at all times
This helps education vehicle fleet managers make sure drivers are behaving safely and obeying all local regulations. For example, fleet managers can check to ensure that buses are properly stopping for railroad crossing on their route.
Additionally, events such as stop arm deployment and hazard light activation can also be remotely monitored and logged, complete with a time/date and position stamp so that such activities can be accurately tracked.
In a worst-case scenario, such as a crash, GPS data for the bus’ last known location can be given to emergency responders. GPS tracking is especially useful for keeping buses on-route during field trips, where drivers may not be familiar with the route they’re driving. With GPS map data, buses that go off-route can be quickly guided back on the proper path.