Tackling the issue of distracted driving and road safety is not a one-person job, nor is it the sole responsibility of politicians or law enforcement. Rather, ensuring road safety requires the commitment and efforts of the entire community.
As a technology company, BusPatrol helps to manage and maintain its technology in the communities in which it operates. Once a driver is caught illegally passing a school bus, BusPatrol compiles all the evidence and recordings necessary and provides this to local law enforcement, who then decides if a ticket is issued or not. If it is, BusPatrol prints out the ticket and sends it to the offender, at which point the offender has the option to click a link and enter a passcode, provided by BusPatrol, to see the evidence against them online.
Effective, no doubt, but also cumbersome to do alone.
“In order for us to get a program in place, there’s really three bodies of people we need to get on board,” Jean Souliere, CEO of BusPatrol says, “There’s the school district. There’s law enforcement. Then there are legislators, politicians.”
But why so many varying establishments?
“We have to get the commitment of the school boards because it’s their buses that we want to install our equipment on. We have to get the law enforcement folks on board because it’s them who will make the approval whether or not we issue a ticket. And we have to get enabling legislation that allows us as contractors to put equipment on school buses, process the video and allow the police to see it,” Souliere explains.
“Once we get them all on board, then we start to have success,” Souliere says.
And when success means safer roads, then it’s easy to get on board with that.