School buses are a notorious hotbed of activity with inattentive children in the morning paying scant attention to their own safety and hyperactive kids in the afternoon all buzzing to get home to enjoy their leisure time. In the middle of all this, bus drivers are expected to drive safely, manage the constant flux of children getting on and off and maintain some level of harmony among their young passengers. There is usually no-one but the bus driver to instill discipline placing a large burden of responsibility on them.
Many school bus journeys are a nightmare for drivers; they may have to deal with bullying, noisy commotion, fighting, objects being thrown around and all the other bustle that makes looking after children a real struggle for those trying to concentrate on other things – in particular, driving safely.
Having an EyeRide installation is like having someone “ride shotgun” in the vehicle; the video monitoring available to the driver and controller allows drivers to see what is happening out of eyesight and to be able to pinpoint the culprits of a disturbance quickly so the situation can be dealt with quickly and decisively. Once school kids learn that they cannot get away with poor behavior as their activity will be captured on video, their attitude soon tends to change and a semblance of order can be maintained on future school bus journeys.
In addition to the EyeRide features that make things safer for everyone when traveling, should an accident or other emergency arise, EyeRide has an emergency button so that the driver can instantly request assistance. Controllers can then quickly check the video footage and see for themselves the severity of the situation and react accordingly, calling emergency services or summon other assistance appropriate to the emergency.
Parents will welcome the installation of EyeRide as it helps protect their children, helps to control bad behavior and allows them the best opportunity for rapid response to emergency situations. It also helps schools in their efforts to reduce violence and bullying both on the vehicle and while waiting to board.
If you want your school bus service to be as safe and managed as the children are in a classroom, fit EyeRide – the affordable school bus monitor that always keeps watch.