Transportation safety is one the biggest concerns for companies like Greyhound who make a profit from shuttling people all across the country every single day. Although bus accidents are not an overly frequent occurrence, they do occur. This is why many schools and companies have been taking measures to increase safety by investing in passenger and driver safety through the use of GPS tracking system technology.
Unfortunately, bus accidents happen and they can often times have fatal consequences. This statement is constantly reinforced with the numerous stories that make headlines about bus crashes, like the recent story about the fatal accident that occurred in the Sacramento area. The crash, which was a multi-fatality car accident, involved a Greyhound bus driver and other motorists. Although the bus operator's driving record was considered clean, many have questioned whether or not if driving activity were being watched in real-time via GPS technology if the accident could have been prevented.
GPS tracking devices are widely recognized as one of the best methods of increasing driving safety in both the consumer and business worlds. When company supervisors have a tool to audit and observe driving activity on a daily basis they can intervene if they see dangerous driving behaviors before they result in catastrophe.
Driving safety is important for not only the passengers who place their lives in the hands of bus operators, but also the drivers themselves. The old saying is that people most likely to be involved in accidents are new drivers, and drivers who have so much experience they tend to become lazy and error-prone. The experienced driver situation is likely the more common situation that faces most bus drivers, therefore, having someone continuously monitor driving activity could only help ensure long-term safe driving behaviors.
Should Greyhound put GPS trackers on their entire fleet of buses?
Would you feel safer as a passenger if you knew that the bus you were traveling in was equipped with a tracking device?