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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 FMCSA increase the federal insurance minimums?
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.
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.
NSTA Advocacy in Action — What is a negotiated rulemaking, and is it a good thing?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed employing the negotiated rulemaking process to find a solution to its long-proposed concept of entry-level driver training. What is this process, and is it a good thing?
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<p>The OEM decided how it wanted to build its buses and then built the 275,000 square-foot plant in 2004 to accommodate that process. <font size="1">Photo by Thomas Built Buses.</font></p> Virtual Tour: Thomas Built Buses plant expansion

Take a virtual tour of the Thomas Built Buses plant and see some of the new equipment and... Visit photo gallery

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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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