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Boy thrown over car after being struck by bus passer
December 6, 2012
Police say the boy escaped serious injury in Wednesday’s accident, with a captain from the Graham (N.C.) Police Department saying that the child “didn’t seem hurt at all.” Motorist Crystal Lashawn Clay is charged with passing a stopped school bus and careless and reckless driving.
Another motorist drives on sidewalk to pass buses
November 27, 2012
In the wake of the well-publicized incident involving Cleveland motorist Shena Hardin, Nancy Yachanin commits a similar offense, driving down a sidewalk to get around a line of buses in front of a middle school. She is cited by police for careless operation in willful disregard for public safety.
Cleveland City Council aims to increase bus-passing penalties
November 20, 2012
Councilman Kevin Conwell introduces an ordinance that would upgrade the violation from a minor misdemeanor to a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and a license suspension of up to three years. Conwell and his colleagues push for the measure following motorist Shena Hardin’s bus-passing violation and "idiot sign" sentence.
Woman sentenced for fatal bus-passing accident
November 15, 2012
Shirley McManners is sentenced to one year in prison and 14 years of probation for the December accident in which she struck and killed 17-year-old Brandy Hart after she exited her school bus. McManners pled guilty last month to a charge of vehicular homicide and apologized to Hart’s family.
Motorist in bus-passing incident must wear ‘idiot’ sign
November 7, 2012
Shena Hardin is ordered by a judge to wear a sign that says, “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus" at the intersection where she drove on a sidewalk to pass a stopped bus. She must also pay $250 in court costs, and her license has been suspended for 30 days.
Stop-arm sweep ends with 7 citations
November 6, 2012
West Virginia state troopers tag along on school bus routes with stop-arm running problems during National School Bus Safety Week. On more than half of the targeted routes, violators receive tickets and fines.
District releases PSA on stop-arm violation awareness
October 25, 2012
Cobb County School District in Marietta, Ga., partners with the local police department and American Traffic Solutions to create the video. It explains how the CrossingGuard camera system installed on the district’s buses works, and it also highlights the role of law enforcement, the penalties issued for violations and the importance of school bus safety.
Iowa DOT unveils school bus safety page on website
October 25, 2012
The page includes information on the danger zone around a school bus, the state law and penalties for illegally passing a stopped bus, driver training resources and more.
Illegal bus passing: Knowing is half the battle
October 12, 2012

If drivers know in advance that they should be looking out for those stopped buses, and if they’ve been educated on the danger that illegal passing poses for students, they should be more prepared and more convinced of the need to stop. 

District deploys camera system to catch stop-arm runners
October 10, 2012
Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Ga., equips at least 50 of its buses with CrossingGuard, which is provided and maintained by American Traffic Solutions. The county sheriff’s office will review camera footage and issue citations to violators, and officials say the district will receive 25% of the fines in the first year.
American Traffic Solutions wins contract with co-op
October 4, 2012
Under the five-year agreement, the company will provide its CrossingGuard school bus stop-arm violation photo enforcement system to the King County Directors Association, a purchasing cooperative that provides centralized procurement services for school districts in the state of Washington, as well as neighboring states.
Motorist pleads innocent in illegal bus-passing incident
September 27, 2012
Earlier this month, Shena Hardin was caught on video driving on a sidewalk to get around the bus, and she was ticketed by police. On Tuesday, she pleads not guilty to charges of not stopping for a school bus and reckless operation.
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.
State directors: Why we do it this way
September 25, 2012

State pupil transportation directors discuss their states’ school bus specs and procedures that stand out, from fluorescent driver seat belts to buffer zones at the back of the bus.

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.

Dallas buys over 100 new buses, adds belts
August 30, 2012
Dallas County Schools has been acquiring a variety of new equipment for its giant fleet, from new school buses to lap-shoulder belts to stop-arm cameras. The district recently took delivery of 103 new Saf-T-Liner C2s from Thomas Built Buses. Director of Transportation Aaron Hobbs discusses the developments with SBF.
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.
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."
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.

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