When our customers ask us, “What is the best part of working at SafeStop?” The answer is of course, our people! Every month we spotlight one of our awesome employees. This employee spotlight will highlight their experiences, accomplishments at SafeStop, and fun facts about what makes them great!
This April, we're featuring Keshia Colleton, Customer Support Coordinator and Data Analyst.
What is your role with the team?
Customer Support Coordinator/Data Analyst
What is your personal motto?
"Those things which come easy, have no worth to an individual. But those things which take sacrifice, determination and thought are treasures that benefit more than just the individual."
Distracted driving results when a driver shifts their focus away from the safe operation of the school bus. Talking on the phone and eating are common examples of distracted driving, but many other factors can affect a school bus driver’s focus on the road.
There are three types of distracted driving:
- Visual: The driver’s eyes are off the road
- Manual: The driver’s hands are not on the steering wheel
- Mental: The driver’s thoughts are not focused on driving
Crossing guards are a vital part of your child’s commute
It’s easy to take crossing guards for granted, and sometimes we forget how important their job is.
With their fluorescent reflective vests and stop signs, crossing guards are instrumental in helping children get to and from school safely. If you are interested in hiring a crossing guard for an area near your school, contact your local police department or school board.
Schools, law enforcement, government planning departments, and community members may implement a crossing guard program as a group or separately.
School bus drivers shoulder a tremendous responsibility. Every day, they must safely transport children to and from school. They must know how to avoid road
Smartphones, smart cars, smart refrigerators – much of our technology is smart, and getting smarter all the time. Even our classrooms are using smart technology. One of the most innovative ideas to come to the classroom is the Smart Board, an interactive whiteboard that can do everything your computer does. Simply connect your PC to an overhead digital projector and a giant touch screen computer, or Smart Board, is literally at your fingertips.
Technology-wise, how does your school stack up? Are you using paper and pencils, or Android tablets and digital textbooks? Do students have access to remote learning? Does your school’s bus fleet have WiFi so students and teachers can access the Internet while on the move?
Not too long ago (think early 2000's) a computer lab was the pinnacle of technology for any school. But today, technology has spread outside the lab and into the classroom. Many of your students spend each morning and afternoon on the school bus, so shouldn’t your school bus fleet get with the times?
School buses are among the safest vehicles on the road. With high seat backs and egg-carton seats, buses are designed to keep passengers protected. Where applicable, it is important to ensure your bus fleet includes wheelchair transportation services that meet national securement regulations. If wheelchairs are not properly secured, they can cause harm to the student or even other passengers on board.