Parents, quite understandably, haven’t always been entirely comfortable leaving their children to catch the bus to school by themselves, especially for younger children who may not have traveled independently before.

Travel by bus and coach is actually many times safer than travel by car, especially where schools procure dedicated vehicles with DBS checked drivers from reputable operators. However, modern technology can now give parents peace of mind about the journey to and from school, using live GPS tracking to monitor vehicles in real time, and RFID Oyster-style smartcards to track passenger travel patterns.