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School Bus Regulations

6 Key Things I Hope I've Taught You

As her career draws to a close, legal expert Peggy Burns reflects on the essential guidance she has given to pupil transporters over the past 20 years.

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NSTA Advocacy in Action — Should alternative methods for drug and alcohol testing be allowed?
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The National School Transportation Association believes that before commercial motor vehicle carriers are permitted to use an alternative to the current tests, there must be consensus that the alternate method is scientifically and technologically proven to be valid and reliable.
NSTA Advocacy in Action — Should FMCSA increase the federal insurance minimums?
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The FCMSA is considering an increase in the federal minimum insurance requirements for passenger motor carriers. This is a very important issue for school bus contractors, as these requirements could dramatically affect insurance costs.
How school transportation compares in the U.K.
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The U.K.’s lack of a standard yellow bus is a prominent difference between the British and American school transportation systems, but the two have more similarities than you might expect.
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<p>Here&rsquo;s something you don&rsquo;t see every day: a clown bus. John Devine, owner of North Suburban Transportation in Woburn, Massachusetts, is seen here driving the company&rsquo;s whimsical vehicle in the local Halloween parade. As noted on the side of the bus, the seating capacity is &ldquo;1 Clown,&rdquo; who is pictured in the rear window.</p> PHOTOS: School bus oddities

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School Bus Songs: Toby Keith on School Bus Safety

OK — this entry isn’t actually a song, but it is by country music superstar Toby Keith. He tells motorists what to do when they come to a stopped school bus. Vintage video courtesy of NASDPTS.

VIDEO: School bus stop-arm runner caught by dashcam

A motorist’s dashcam captured footage of a pickup truck passing a school bus that had stopped to load students in Lakewood, New Jersey, on May 29. Ocean County prosecutors said they were “amazed at the driver’s blatant disregard for the safety of others.” Police tracked down the offender, who was charged with reckless driving, improper passing, passing a stopped school bus and driving with a suspended driver’s license.

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