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Don't dismiss this idea
August 5, 2010

What else can be done to protect students from stop-arm runners? There’s one approach that, despite its long record of effectiveness, is only required in one state.

District pushes for increased traffic control near buses
June 29, 2010
To bolster student safety, Dallas County Schools officials have asked a city council committee to pass an ordinance for zones to be created around school buses that motorists could not cross while the buses’ stop arms are deployed.
Michigan bill would increase illegal passing penalties
June 15, 2010
Introduced in the House this month, the bill would double fines for motorists who pass a stopped school bus. Drivers who cause an injury or death in a school bus zone would receive prison terms.
Cop accused of stop-arm running won’t be charged
May 20, 2010
A school bus driver and another witness say they saw the police car — without its lights or siren on — drive by the bus while it was unloading a student. But the district attorney says an investigation found “reasonable doubt” that a violation had occurred.
NYAPT pushes for harsher illegal-passing penalties
May 11, 2010
The pupil transportation group is advocating the passage of a package of legislation that would create a crime of vehicular homicide when an individual kills a child under the age of 15 while passing a stopped school bus, assist in educating motorists on the dangers of such incidents and establish a means to assist in prosecuting violators.
Crime and punishment
May 11, 2010

In the February issue, Executive Editor Thomas McMahon described an incident in which a school bus driver was charged with illegally passing another school bus. He asked readers to tell us how they would respond to such an incident at their operation, and what offenses lead to immediate termination.

District, police respond to rise in bus passing
April 16, 2010
A Florida school district, noting a recent increase in stop-arm running, teams up with the local police department to target key areas in a week-long crackdown. The county’s fine for illegally passing a stopped school bus is $268.
West Virginia cracks down on stop-arm runners
April 13, 2010
A new state law increases penalties for motorists who pass stopped school buses. It was prompted by the death of 6-year-old Haven McCarthy, who was hit by a passing vehicle as she got off her bus.
New York gears up for Operation Safe Stop day
April 13, 2010
On Thursday, police officers statewide will ride on bus routes and issue tickets to drivers who illegally pass school buses. Regional and state pupil transportation associations have partnered to mark the day by holding a press conference to educate drivers about the importance of stopping for buses.
School bus passing bill fails
April 1, 2010
“Nathan’s Law” would have increased penalties for stop-arm running in Mississippi. The bill was name for a 5-year-old who was killed by a passing motorist after getting off his bus in December. His parents say they’ll keep pushing for the change.
District uses cameras to combat illegal bus passing
March 10, 2010
An Arkansas school district has equipped buses with a 247Security system that includes an exterior camera to catch drivers who illegally pass.
Big jump in danger zone fatalities
February 23, 2010
Seventeen children were killed in school bus loading or unloading accidents in the 2008-09 school year, according to the Kansas State Department of Education’s national survey. It’s a large increase from the previous year’s total, five fatalities.
Mississippi may toughen penalties for illegal bus passing
January 12, 2010
A new bill would require convicted offenders to pay fines of $500 to $5,000, and their driver’s license would be suspended for 30 days. The legislation is named after a 5-year-old who was killed while leaving his school bus last month.
Child hit by car at bus stop, pedal misapplication cited
December 11, 2009
Police said that the 82-year-old driver of the car that passed the school bus accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake as she approached. The kindergartner later died at the hospital.
New York program catches multiple illegal passes
October 23, 2009
State association reports that three school buses equipped with cameras recorded 46 occurrences of illegal passing in three school districts over a span of 40 school days....
Maine bicyclists barred from stop-arm running
July 1, 2009
AUGUSTA, Maine — A new state law will prohibit bicyclists from passing school buses that are stopped to load or unload students.

Gov. John Bald...

North Carolina governor signs bill on illegal bus passing
June 24, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. — On Monday, Gov. Bev Perdue signed into law a bill that targets motorists who pass stopped school buses.

The Nicolas Adkins Sc...

U.K. bill seeks to bolster school bus safety
May 20, 2009
LONDON — Passing a stopped school bus would be outlawed, and school buses would have to be “brightly and distinctly coloured” under a bill introduced...
North Carolina bill targets motorists who pass stopped school buses
April 14, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill that is making its way through the North Carolina General Assembly would allow school districts to install cameras or video re...
Maine bill would bar bicyclists from running stop arms
April 14, 2009
AUGUSTA, Maine — State Sen. John Nutting has introduced a bill that would prohibit bicyclists from passing school buses that are stopped to load or unload students.

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