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Our Driver State Monitor prevents Driver Distractions on School Buses

The TS-DS03 is a driver state intelligent early warning terminal, which based on image recognition technology and inbuilt image intelligent processing core algorithm independently developed by our company. On one hand, with special camera, the TS-DS03 can warn the driver once he/she have bad driver behaviors like fatigue, distraction, calling, yawning, texting, smoking and so on. It can also identify the driver ID. On the other hand, it can send data to monitor platform through GPRS/3G/4G device with serial port. It is suitable to safety management for private car, commercial vehicle, trucks, bus, dangerous cargo transport vehicle and so on.

School Buses Safety Data

The following information is an extract from the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the school transportation industry reflect and represent safety data at a glance regarding yellow school buses and school transportation programs within the United States.

  • About 480,000 yellow school buses provide transportation service daily nationwide.

  • According to the National Safety Council, the national school bus accident rate is 0.01 per 100 million miles traveled, compared to 0.04 for trains, 0.06 for commercial aviation and 0.96 for other passenger vehicles.

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that 328 crashes involving school buses, defined as resulting in a fatality, bodily injury requiring immediate medical attention away from the scene, or at least one of the involved vehicles being towed, occurred from 2013 through 2015. This equates to an average of 109 school bus-related crashes nationwide each year, or 0.60 per day based on a 180-day school year.

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 96 percent of the estimated 8,500 to 12,000 children injured in school bus accidents annually are considered minor (scrapes, bumps, bruises, etc.).

  • NHTSA calculated that 4 percent of the school bus-related injuries to children—about 350 to 475 annually—are serious (i.e. broken bones or worse) based on the medical community’s widely-accepted Abbreviated Injury Scale, or AIS.

School Buses Most Common Driver Distractions

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research shows that distracted driving increases the risk of a crash by 23 times, or 23,000 percent. Data from the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has shown that driver distraction can lead to fewer mirror checks and not seeing things that are otherwise visible to all others, a phenomenon known as inattentional blindness.