5 Reasons your School Needs a Bus Tracking System

By Archna Oberoi | 14th December 2017 | #Bus tracking


Parents are concerned about security of their school going children, more than ever. And thus, school administration have been sincere in their endeavours to build positive, secure, and comfortable environment for their students.

To ensure that parents stay relaxed from the moment when they drop their children to the school bus, allowing them to track the school bus is one of the finest ways to ensure that their children reached school safely.


It is certainly one of the major steps that school authorities have been adopting to ensure children’s security on their way to and from school. Having their trust in the idea of school bus tracking, CBSE (as on23 Feb 2017) issued a circular, mandating GPS in school buses.


“Global Positioning System (GPS) and CCTV arrangement should be made compulsorily in each school bus. It shall be ensured by owner of the bus that the GPS and CCTV thus installed, is kept in working condition at all the time.”


Now that school bus tracking have become a mandate, authorities have been quite serious in implementing it and ensuring that security remains in upfront. To make the idea getting executed with success, bus tracking systems that are reliable, cost-effective, and offers real time tracking report is on the list of almost all schools in India.


To add to this, school administrations require a tracking system, which is transparent, i.e. both the parties, school and the parents can locate the bus, track it in real time, and stay updated (through pings, notifications) if in case there has been any diversion of bus from its route.


Having a school bus tracking system will offer sure benefits to parents and school. These are a few of them:


  • Reduce Wait Time for Parents on Stand

Parents being able to track the school bus can ensure that children never miss their bus to school. Also, it reduces the wait time for parents on stand as they can locate the bus and manage to receive their children accordingly.


  • Get Updates through Notifications

School bus tracking systems passes notifications to both the parties about any divergence from the route or any unusual behaviour (example:no movement due to breakdown). Such real time updation allow schools to take relevant actions at their end.


  • Maintains a Record of Travelled Route

With a bus tracking system, Schools can maintain a record of all the routes that have been covered in the past. This counts all the safety measures that schools and drivers have taken to offer security to children.


  • Keep Transparency in the Security System

For parents to entrust the school administration, it is important to maintain a transparency in the security system meant for children. A bus tracking system gives a level playing field to both the ends, ensuring that security measures taken should be visible to both the parties.


  • Gives a Peace of Mind to School and Parents

Commuting to and from the school is the time when parents and schools are uncertain about security of children. A real time bus tracking system ensures that there is strict reporting about where a child is, in what time he/she will be reaching school/home, if they are safe on the way etc. This gives a peace of mind to both school administration and parents.


A Comprehensive School Bus Tracking System


A school bus tracking system has to be robust, technically strong, active, and meant for both school and parents. The ability to track multiple buses, send real time notifications, check for speed violation, unscheduled stoppage etc. are some of the features that are being looked after in school bus tracking system.


Understanding the security requirement, Yellow. Live, a school bus tracking system is being developed. A SAAS (software as a service) model for schools, it extends the safety measures of transport system through real time dashboard, allowing geo-fencing, maintaining vehicle movement history, monitor multiple branches etc. To know more, book a free demo.


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