and school authorities when it comes to travel of students in the school buses.
On the occasion of Children’s Day on November 14th, AppAlert, a real
time school bus tracking system, offers best practices for student safety while
in school bus commute.
safe behavior on school bus can help to improve safety of students while in
about the so-called ‘danger zone’ around the school bus. The danger zone,
according to the Ministry of Road Authority & Highways, is six feet from
either side of the bus and ten feet in front of the bus. This is because it is
difficult for the school bus driver or other commuters on the road to spot
children within these dimensions.
bus only when it has come to a halt without rushing in or pushing others. Most
of the injuries among students while in school bus commute occur at the time of
boarding or de-boarding the bus.
observe certain protocols while inside the school bus. Some of these include,
always holding on to a handrail if standing in a moving bus, especially on
sharp turns; not putting any part of their body outside a moving or stationary
bus; school bags to be kept in authorized space under the seat or in bins over
the head while the bus is in motion; to buckle up seat belts for those sitting
in the front most row; or not to sit on the bus floor at any times. Children
must also be taught not to be a distraction to the bus driver and to follow the
left alone to wait for the bus or for their parents on a busy bus stand, or one
that is adjacent to a road with fast moving traffic. To ensure that children
are picked up on time from the bus stop both while commuting to school and on
their way back, parents can download the mobile application AppAlert that
provides real-time track of the movements of the school bus and alerts the
parent when the bus is about to arrive at their stop.
a convenient, informed and hassle-free process for both parents and the school
authorities. With real-time and accurate tracking features of AppAlert, school
authorities and parents can be instantly notified in case of a road accident,
or long awaiting traffic,” says Ashuvinder Singh, Founder & CEO of
vigilant observers when it comes to school bus commute of their children. They
should take notice of violations being made by the school bus and immediately
report to the concerned authorities. Children learn by example and so parents
must set a good example by meticulously observing every small traffic rule.