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Girl fatally struck by school bus in Ark.
September 25, 2012
A preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police indicates that the bus was traveling toward a bus stop early Friday morning, and as the driver approached the stop he slowed down, but he did not see 7-year-old Hannah Martin, who ran into the road and was hit. No charges have been filed in the incident.
4-year-old girl dragged by bus
September 25, 2012
The girl's backpack reportedly catches on the door as she is exiting the bus at school, and she is dragged as the vehicle pulls away. The driver is suspended without pay.
Zen-tinel introduces portable stop-arm camera
September 25, 2012
Officials say up to three cameras installed on the outside of a bus automatically record any vehicle passing the bus while the stop arm is extended, without having to rely on driver activation. The cameras capture images of the vehicle’s front and back license plates, as well as the face of the driver, which can be sent to law enforcement and used to prosecute the violator.
Police: Man makes threats over bus radio
September 20, 2012
The man breaks into the bus at a school in Danville, Vt., after crashing a car and breaking into a home, according to police. He is shot by an officer after he allegedly reaches for a holster on his hip in a threatening manner and makes a bomb threat.
11-year-old stops runaway bus
September 20, 2012
The boy jumps from his seat, hits the brakes and steers the bus into a chain-link fence after the driver suffers an apparent heart attack.
NHTSA updates school transportation crash stats
September 18, 2012
There were 1,236 fatal school transportation-related crashes from 2001 to 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. That’s 0.34% of the total 363,839 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes during that time period.
Md. teen brings gun on bus, to school
September 18, 2012
Authorities take the boy into custody and say that pending review of the state’s attorney, he will be charged as a juvenile. Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson is calling on gun owners to follow the law by securing their weapons from children 15 years old and younger — the boy’s grandfather is the owner of the handgun involved in the incident.
Buckle up: The latest in restraint systems
September 18, 2012

As the prevalence of lap-shoulder belts in buses grows, it is important for operations to consider the type of students they are transporting and the ability to upgrade to meet future safety standards before selecting a belt system.

VIDEO: Motorist drives on sidewalk to pass stopped bus
September 13, 2012
After being contacted by the bus driver about a previous violation, police wait for Shena Hardin and cite her following Tuesday’s incident. Hardin’s mother says that her daughter was running late, and that she made the move to “give that bus plenty of room.”
New system automates stop-arm running enforcement
September 13, 2012

In light of the growing trend to install exterior cameras on school buses to help capture and deter illegal passing, American Traffic Solutions and AngelTrax partnered to create CrossingGuard. The progressive system can capture footage and process violations automatically, without driver interaction.

Student suffers serious allergic reaction on bus
September 11, 2012
After getting stung by a bee, the student is checked out at school and cleared, and his father gives the OK for his son to ride the bus home. The student develops signs of a serious allergic reaction on the bus, and the driver stops for help.
Distracted driving: Can u c me now?
September 11, 2012

Don Ross of the School District of Manatee County (Fla.) discusses the problem of distracted driving and the impact it has had on his school district. Since January 2012, the district has experienced nine accidents involving other vehicles running into its school buses.

Tractor-trailer, school bus crash kills 4
September 7, 2012
During its normal after-school route, a Blue Hill Community Schools bus collides with a tractor-trailer in a rural intersection. Both vehicles come to rest in a ditch and are engulfed in flames, killing the drivers of both vehicles and two students.
Biometric solution uses eye scanning to track bus passengers
September 6, 2012
BlinkSpot’s iris scanning technology recognizes a child as he or she boards or exits the bus, and sends real-time reports to the school along with an individual e-mail to each parent verifying the location of their child and the time.
Boys leap from bus emergency exit, walk in traffic
September 6, 2012
The bus driver pulls over when the boys, ages 12 and 14, act unruly and one pokes holes in the seats with a sharp stick. When the bus stops, the boys jump from the rear emergency exit.
Article delivers the facts on school bus safety
September 4, 2012
North Carolina state pupil transportation director Derek Graham contributes a piece for the Southeast Education Network that thoroughly explains why yellow buses are the safest way for students to get to school.
Teen steers bus to safety
September 4, 2012
Jeremy Rice leaves his seat eight rows back from the front of the bus and grabs the wheel after the driver falls from his seat and becomes stuck in the stairwell. Rice follows the driver's instructions and successfully stops the bus.
1st-grader killed by truck near bus stop
September 4, 2012
Janell Simmons is standing across the street from her siblings while waiting to be picked up for school. As a pickup truck and school bus approach the stop from opposite directions, Simmons attempts to cross the street and is hit by the truck.
NAPT News & Views — Have candid discussions about your school bus environment
September 4, 2012

NAPT's executive director explains his mixed emotions about Karen Klein, the school bus monitor who endured vulgar verbal abuse from a group of foul-mouthed, ill-mannered children on a school bus.

School bus impaled by log
August 30, 2012
Police cite the driver of a logging truck for making an improper turn after the Berkeley County (S.C.) School District bus is struck by a log on the back of the truck. The bus passengers are taken to the hospital as a precaution, but no one is injured.

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