School Buses to be Outfitted with Safety Technology

Chesapeake, VA (Updated: September 16, 2020) — BusPatrol announced a new partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools in Virginia that will make the journey to and from school safer for children that take the school bus. The contract for school bus safety technology was awarded to BusPatrol on January 10, 2020, and will include the use of Zonar smart fleet technology on more than the 500 school buses used every day in the Chesapeake area.

BusPatrol’s exclusive partnership with Zonar ensures that every Chesapeake Public School student riding the bus will be protected by a cutting edge suite of technology. In addition to stop-arm cameras, BusPatrol will install and implement sideload, interior and rearview cameras, as well as DVR, GPS, Telemetry and Cellular Connectivity technology. Ticket processing and program management will be handled by BusPatrol, all at no cost to the community.

Beginning October 1, 2020, every school bus in the Chesapeake fleet will be outfitted with this safety technology. Bus cameras will be live and violators could receive citations. View a sample citation.

“Ensuring that children are safely transported to and from school is a joint goal of Zonar and BusPatrol, said H. Kevin Mest, senior vice president and general manager of passenger services at Zonar. “Together our goal is to mitigate the over 95,000 vehicles passing school buses illegally nationwide each day and are excited to see that schools like Chesapeake Public Schools are taking the matter as seriously as we do.”

BusPatrol will be actively working with officials from Chesapeake Public Schools and local law enforcement to determine Route Planning, Redistricting, Fleet Maintenance, Real-time Analysis, and Financial Analytics to offer the safest and most cost-efficient method to transport students. BusPatrol will work with the community and use data to proactively mitigate safety risks that children face every day on busy Virginia roadways.

“We are able to provide top-quality safety technology and service to our partners at no cost to them because our model uses the fines paid by violators to cover the equipment and management costs,” says Souliere. “We are proud of the work we do to help keep children safe in communities across North America while helping our partners to achieve efficiency.”

BusPatrol’s technology helps to correct motorist behavior by educating through enforcement. Through the use of SafetyTech, awareness can be increased and police can simultaneously be provided with additional resources to effectively apply the law.

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BusPatrol is a safety technology company that uses state-of-the-art SafetyTech to identify drivers that break the law in order to create a culture of responsibility on the road and make the journey to and from school safer.

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