The passenger transport industry carries precious cargo – people!
In many cases, this includes “special transport” for the elderly, passengers with disabilities and school children. A large percentage of a coach company’s revenue is based on council contracts for school transportation. Keeping these contracts and winning new ones is essential to keeping the business profitable.
Whether you already have school contracts or are trying to win new ones it is now necessary to look at installing CCTV on your vehicles. This is because more and more councils are now demanding CCTV to be installed on buses that transport children, for their safety and security as well as parent reassurance.
In addition, due to vehicle sizes and positions of drivers, buses and coaches have extensive blind spots. This lack of visibility is a contributory factor to incidents and greatly increases the risk of a collision.
Being able to prevent incidents, and deter fraudulent insurance claims and vandalism is important to the safety of passengers, staff and other road users and the reliability and efficiency of the service.