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The Challenge of Reporting Near-Miss Bus Operation Incidents

| March 15, 2017

Nobody questions the value of reviewing vehicle “near-miss” incidents; however, there are plenty of skeptics out there harboring doubts that bus operators will actually report themselves committing unsafe acts. Often, when the subject of self-reporting is being discussed, it is greeted by swells of suppressed laughter by those familiar with human nature.

Lytx lands London DriveCam system contract

Security and Safety | February 21, 2017

With its previous "red light/green light" limited-data telematics solution, the London Sovereign team would only know if an erratic driving incident occurred, making it difficult to generate an accurate score of safe driving performance.

Bus| February 16, 2017

Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

February 8, 2017

Training Bus Skill Development...Lengthy, Costly, and Risky

A well thought out flow of what curriculum should be introduced, as well as its level of difficulty for each day, will easily begin to determine those students that are standing out from their peers as either progressing favorably or lagging behind the other training bus students.

Security and Safety | January 26, 2017

2 people arrested in seperate attacks on NJ Transit employees

If convicted, a woman, who threw hot coffee on a bus driver, faces up to five years in prison and $15,000 in fines, while a man who shoved a train conductor faces up to 18 months in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Security and Safety | January 19, 2017

NJ Transit driver injured when gunshots strike bus

The bus driver, a woman in her 30s, suffered an injury to her arm due to broken glass after a driver partition, which may have saved her life, shattered.

January 11, 2017

The Hidden Factor in Bus Accidents when Human Error is the Cause

It happens every day. A pedestrian sees a bus barreling down the road but is convinced he can make his way to the other side without harm. Most of the time he’s right, and the only harm done is to the driver’s skyrocketing blood pressure.

Bus| January 5, 2017

Police stop NJ Transit bus after catching fire

The driver, who told police he was recently diagnosed with diabetes and hadn’t eaten all day, was conscious but unresponsive when the bus was stopped. 

Bus| December 13, 2016

BC Transit to rollout camera systems across entire bus fleet

The cost of the camera systems is being funded in part by a $160-million agreement with the federal government, which will also help cover the cost of new GPS bus-tracking technology and other upgrades.

Security and Safety | December 6, 2016

Passengers toss liquid on SEPTA bus driver

The driver was treated by doctors and released without injury. No passengers suffered any injuries and those on board were placed on a following bus. 

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