Subscribe Today

Articles/News - School Bus Safety

Displaying 341  -  360  of  1311
$10K reward offered in bus arson case
August 28, 2012
The Georgia Arson Control Program funds the reward after two Catoosa County school buses are set alight in a fenced-off side lot. The buses, which cost about $90,000 each, are a total loss.
Texas district equips 400 buses with exterior cameras
August 28, 2012
Houston Independent School District outfits the buses with Safety Vision's SV-835 and SV-690 exterior cameras to increase student safety, and it plans to retrofit the rest of its buses next year. The district’s buses are also equipped with the company's RoadRecorder 6000 PRO mobile digital video recorder and four SV-830 dome interior cameras.
Bullied bus monitor starts anti-bullying foundation
August 23, 2012
Karen Klein, who received an outpouring of support after a video of her being bullied by students on a bus went viral, launches the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation using $100,000 of the $703,873 that was raised on her behalf. The foundation is starting a music tour to raise money for anti-bullying counseling, among other initiatives.
Bus driver caught on cell phone faces termination
August 23, 2012
Bernita Blake is up for a vote of termination after the cameras on her bus show her talking on her phone while driving. Previously, Blake was disciplined for driving 71 mph in her school bus.
Ga. first lady promotes school bus safety
August 21, 2012
Sandra Deal tours the state to promote the “Stop Means Stop” campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the need to stop for school buses. The issue has added urgency in Georgia, where three students were killed by illegally passing motorists in the last two school years on record.
Boy found by highway after riding bus
August 21, 2012
The boy decides to ride the school bus instead of waiting for his parents to pick him up. He is reportedly dropped off a mile from home and wanders along the highway. Officials at the district where the boy attends school now require more teachers to stand by the buses to monitor who gets on them.
National survey finds 88K stop-arm passes
August 20, 2012
NASDPTS reports that the one-day sample represents nearly 16 million violations in one school year, up from about 13 million based on the 2011 count. Executive Director Bob Riley tells SBF that the results show that stop-arm running is "still a serious problem."
Positive interactions encourage peaceful bus ride
August 20, 2012

While surveillance cameras and assigned seating can help in addressing student behavior problems on the school bus, officials say that getting to know passengers, handling discipline issues in a positive way and acknowledging proper bus etiquette are also effective ways to keep troublesome behavior at bay. Here, we share the specifics of several programs and initiatives based on these approaches.

Ga. district's stop-arm violation program goes live
August 16, 2012
Carroll County Schools installs high-resolution cameras on the front and rear driver’s side of school buses to capture motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses. Violators are then issued a citation through the program operated by American Traffic Solutions.
Wash. district holds ride-along for incoming students
August 16, 2012
Issaquah School District #411 holds a school bus tour for incoming kindergartners and their parents that includes a practice run of unloading and crossing the street, as well as a stop at a school to see how the buses line up.
Stop-arm running in the crosshairs
August 14, 2012

Since the West Virginia Department of Education sent me the footage of a middle school student nearly being struck by a car illegally passing his school bus, I’ve probably watched it at least a dozen times. I can’t help but think of one of my own kids in that frightening situation.

Camera system aids in backing large buses
August 9, 2012
Rosco’s new Smart-Vision Backup Camera System uses a camera mounted on the back of the bus to send images to a monitor installed inside of the rearview mirror of the bus.
Tips from community help to catch bus vandals
August 9, 2012
Three juveniles admit their involvement in the vandalism of seven school buses in Mt. Morris, Mich. Fire extinguishers are discharged inside the buses, and the windows are damaged.
Wash. district implements mobile surveillance application
August 7, 2012
The transportation department of Stanwood-Camano (Wash.) School District #401 implements the MobileCamViewer mobile surveillance application from mobiDEOS to help keep transportation routines intact. The district's transportation director downloads the app to his iPad, which allows him to access his entire perimeter cameras live from a single screen.
SafeGuard: Big drop in cost of school bus seat belts
August 7, 2012
Company officials say that they are now seeing typical market prices for equipping a school bus with lap-shoulder belt seating in the $7,000 to $9,000 range — down from a range of $12,000 to $14,000 five years ago. SafeGuard’s Charlie Vits discusses the price decline with SBF.
NTSB cites driver fatigue, lax oversight in fatal crash
August 2, 2012
A motorcoach operated by Sky Express Inc. struck a cable barrier and overturned last May, killing four passengers. The agency finds that the driver's schedule limited his opportunity for sleep in the 72 hours leading up to the crash, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration repeatedly failed to enforce safety regulations against Sky Express.
Catch stop-arm runners in their tracks
August 2, 2012

Many operations are turning to exterior cameras to help capture — and deter — illegal passing of school buses. Here are details on six systems that can collect crucial evidence.

Bullied school bus monitor to retire
July 31, 2012
Karen Klein of Greece (N.Y.) Central School District became a household name when video of her enduring harassment from students on board a bus went viral. Last week, she announced her plans to leave her job, but she says the bullying incident is not the reason behind her decision.
3 boys charged with school bus vandalism
July 31, 2012
The boys are accused of driving eight buses around a Delaware lot, damaging 15 vehicles, perimeter fence and gates. Damage is estimated at more than $22,500.
New school bus seat, ownership shift at SynTec
July 30, 2012
SynTec Seating Solutions’ new S3C seat, which can be converted between belted and non-belted options, will be available on school buses starting this fall. The company is now fully owned by global seat belt and air bag maker Takata.

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.