Sweden has developed a new bus stop warning system called Amparo SeeMe, which is designed to prevent accidents involving schoolchildren.

The system uses transponders fitted in schoolbags to activate strong flash lights at bus stops or crossings, warning drivers about the presence of schoolchildren in the area.

The standalone, real-time warning system is expected to reduce driver speeds by 13%, for example, from 53mph to 45mph.

The Amparo SeeMe warning system, already in use in Sweden, is being tested in Scotland, UK, according to traffictechnologytoday.com.