Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), Inc., A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), today introduced ACS CrossSafe, technology that captures and reports school bus stop light violations. ebizQ received the following: CrossSafe is designed to change..."/> ACS CrossSafe Captures Drivers Illegally Passing School Buses
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ACS CrossSafe Captures Drivers Illegally Passing School Buses

10/18/2010

Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), Inc., A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), today introduced ACS CrossSafe, technology that captures and reports school bus stop light violations.



ebizQ received the following:

CrossSafe is designed to change driver behavior and lead to a reduction of collisions, injuries and fatalities.

Tested across multiple municipalities, ACS CrossSafe captures high-quality video of cars passing through stop signs on school buses – a traffic violation and a significant hazard to school children waiting to board their bus. The video is watermarked with time, date, GPS coordinates and other information needed for proving the violation. At no cost to schools or tax payers, ACS manages the entire process from beginning to end including the review of violations captured by video, delivering the evidence to law enforcement for electronic issuance and, ultimately, processing and mailing the fines to the violator. According to the National Association for Pupil Transportation over the past 10 years an average of 29 children have been killed every year in school bus-related pedestrian accidents. These accidents took place while the child was either getting on or off a school bus, or while waiting at the school bus stop, and were typically the result of drivers illegally passing stopped buses. The American Academy of Pediatrics2 reports that 17,000 children seek treatment in hospital emergency rooms due to school bus-related accidents annually. Although 42 percent of injuries relate to crashes, nearly a quarter happen as children were boarding or leaving school buses.

“Current enforcement methods for bus stop light violations could be more effective,” said Dave Amoriell, executive vice president and group president of Transportation Solutions Group, ACS. “Typically, the bus driver is the only witness to a bus stop violation. The driver’s role is then to quickly record the incident – including the violator’s license plate number – while keeping a close eye on the child waiting to cross the street. The ACS CrossSafe solution removes bus drivers from the enforcement process so they can remain focused on what matters most, students’ safety.”

As part of the program, school districts can receive rebates from the fines collected from the offenses, which can be used to invest in current or new student safety programs.

ACS, A Xerox Company is the largest provider of public transportation technology services worldwide, supporting governments in 30 countries. The company's Transportation Solutions Group provides support ranging from fare collection on various bus and rail routes processing more than a million public transport tickets daily to toll solutions on some of the busiest highways by processing more than three billion tolls every year. ACS enables its clients to address traffic safety and congestion challenges by deploying end-to-end technology solutions that advance the movement of goods and services as well as millions of people every day.

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