Pikmykid Releases New Hands-Free Car Line Announcing for Parents

The leading school safety and dismissal platform adds a new parent app feature that prevents distracted driving in the car line.
TAMPA, Fla. - Feb. 20, 2023 - PRLog -- Pikmykid, the leader in school safety and dismissal, announces a new parent app feature that promotes safer car lines.

Car lines can be chaotic and have safety incidents due to road rage, distracted driving, and unpredictable student behavior. With some schools hosting hundreds of parents and guardians in their car line each day, it's critical schools not only prioritize efficiency, but also safety.

With less device use in the car line, car lines can now run smoother and without distractions.

"For schools in states with strict hands-free driving laws, this new setting can be a game changer," shared Pat Bhava, CEO of Pikmykid. "For example, it's illegal in Texas to use any handheld device in your vehicle while in a school zone. With the new hands-free setting, schools and parents alike can rest assured they are not only ensuring safety, but also abiding by the law."

For schools already using Pikmykid, this new setting eliminates the need for parents to stop and press the announce button when they've entered the car line.

To activate this feature, the school designates a perimeter around the campus using a geofence. When a parent enters the geofence at the entrance of the car line, they are automatically announced as arrived in the system to signal the teacher to start the process of preparing and sending out their student.

With this 'auto-announce' feature, the parent no longer needs to touch their phone and ultimately allows the car line to move quicker.

This feature simplifies the task for dismissal coordinators by automatically arranging students in the correct order for dismissal, eliminating the need for manual entry of names or numbers. As parents are arranged in the order of their arrival at the school, they do not need to open the app.

To learn more about Pikmykid's Dismissal Management Tool, visit www.pikmykid.com.

About Pikmykid

Pikmykid is the leading safety and dismissal platform that empowers schools to transform their daily and emergency operations without the need to purchase, install, or support additional hardware. Designed by former educators and parents, Pikmykid has helped more than 2,000 schools in all 50 states eliminate the busy work and vulnerabilities of their emergency and dismissal management. And with extensive SIS integrations, Pikmykid easily fits into schools' existing ecosystems to make the tools they already have that much more powerful. That way everyone has peace of mind that students are safe throughout the entire school day and can focus on what really matters - learning.

To learn more, visit pikmykid.com.

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