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A mistake that can be fatal
October 1, 2009

The tragedy took place just blocks from our home. An 86-year-old man in a Buick Le Sabre struck a stopped car, continued through an intersection a...

Bus rider program cuts referrals by more than half
September 29, 2009
MARIETTA, Ga. — With the goal of increasing school bus safety, Cobb County School District has implemented an innovative program for student management.
Distracted drivers a factor in vehicle-train crashes
September 28, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal statistics show that inattentive drivers contribute to approximately 3 percent of all vehicle-train crashes at highway-rail grade crossings.
Bus driver shows bravery in line of fire
September 17, 2009
When an SUV pulled in front of her school bus and a man pointed a gun at high schoolers she had just dropped off, Kendra Hankerson put herself in the line of fire.
Student hit by school bus at stop; driver charged
September 16, 2009
A driver for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) whose school bus struck a 5-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to use due regard and school bus safety procedures.
High schooler tackles armed teen on bus, saving 22 lives
September 16, 2009

YAZOO CITY, Miss. — High school student Kaleb Eulls was hailed as a hero for his actions helping to save his fellow school bus passengers from an arme...

Web seminar trains more than 150 in terrorism prevention
September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sept. 11, First Observer master trainers Jeff Beatty and David Mitchell presented a live Web seminar titled, “Never Forget, Nev...
District to distribute school bus safety workbooks
September 14, 2009
Elementary school students at Bay County School District (BCSD) will receive two workbooks this week designed to educate them on various aspects of school bus safety.
Motorists urged to brake for school buses
September 9, 2009
A new public service ad from Operation Lifesaver is aimed at enhancing school bus safety at railroad crossings.
High schooler tackles armed teen on bus, saving 22 lives
September 4, 2009
YAZOO CITY, Miss. — High school student Kaleb Eulls is being hailed as a hero for his actions helping to save his fellow school bus passengers from an armed teen earlier this week....
Police department bolsters safety near schools with “safe zones”
September 2, 2009
Officers at the Odessa Police Department are periodically designating “safe zones” throughout the city in an effort to maximize safety among motorists and the public.
Brake safety devices urged for buses
September 1, 2009
School buses and other heavy vehicles should be equipped with technology to prevent unintended acceleration, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded in a report.
Top school bus drivers compete in Greensboro
September 1, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. — School bus drivers from across the U.S. and Canada tested their skills here in July during the 39th Annual International School ...

Strategies for Discipline Problems on the School Bus
September 1, 2009

SCHOOL BUS FLEET has covered several stories about school districts developing programs that help manage student behavior on the school bus....

Change comes to National Transportation Safety Board
September 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) now has a chairman with a school bus endorsement.

Deborah Hersman, nominated...

All eyes on bus study
September 1, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As a pilot study of the impact of lap-shoulder belts on school buses enters its third and final year, national and state transp...

After bus crash, NTSB reports on pedal misapplication
August 27, 2009
Accidental acceleration may have been a factor in the 2005 school bus accident in Liberty, Mo., in which two people were killed, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.
District sees danger in four-lane crossing
August 26, 2009
School bus drivers at Putnam County Schools are no longer allowed to cross all four lanes of a local roadway under a policy that the district recently implemented due to safety concerns.
District board reverses driving speed policy
August 24, 2009
Huron School District 2-2’s board of education has reversed a policy that required the district’s vehicles to be driven 10 mph slower than the posted speed limit.
Girl fatally struck by motorist while leaving bus
August 20, 2009
Six-year-old Ashley Ramos-Hernandez died on Wednesday from injuries she sustained after being struck by an SUV as she disembarked her school bus.

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