An IEP in 2014 for Emily Quandt of Minnesota stated that she needs a trained person to ride the bus with her to administer medication for life-threatening seizures, but she rode the bus alone last year due to a lack of district staff. An aide will ride on the bus with her this year.
Ten-year-old Alex Perez of New Jersey sees smoke coming from the bus engine and yells to get the bus driver’s attention. All passengers are evacuated from the bus with no serious injuries.
Police find no mechanical problems with the bus that Kari Chopper was driving that crashed into a pillar at the Denver airport earlier this month. Autopsy results for Chopper have not been released yet.
This video from Greenville (S.C.) County Schools instructs the district’s school bus drivers on procedures for crossing railroad tracks.
Michele Coates of Virginia smells smoke, pulls her bus over, and gets all the students off the bus safely. Coates and 17 students are transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 1072, also known as the “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law,” which will require all school buses in the state to be equipped with child-check reminder alarm systems and for bus drivers to be trained on those systems.
The business intelligence platform will display actionable data in a user friendly dashboard and allow transportation directors to share it and collaborate on solutions. It will be unveiled at the association’s annual Summit in November.
At a bus stop in Lafayette, Louisiana, police say that a 19-year-old and a 15-year-old pulled out guns and pointed them at the bus.
Combined with public education efforts, the camera systemshave helped enhance student safety by deterring stop-arm running.Some school districts have cut violations by 50% or more.
The Texas bus driver reportedly swerves to try to avoid hitting another vehicle, veers off the road, overturns, and crashes into a ditch. Sixteen students and the bus driver are taken to the hospital.
The district attorney’s office drops DUI charges against Elizabeth Burris of Colorado for a crash last year that injured students. Burris’ attorney says she was not impaired but suffered from a migraine and fatigue.
Henry Cruz-Orellana of North Carolina is standing at his bus stop when a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old tries to pass other cars, runs off the road, and hits him. He suffers non-life-threatening injuries.
National Express, which includes Durham School Services, will add the Fogmaker fire suppression system on its new school bus purchases.
Sessions on school bus safety, counterterrorism initiatives, and regulations are on the agenda for the upcoming NYSBCA convention.
The CoPilot-RFID, a windshield-mounted mobile DVR/camera combination, is equipped with the capability to permanently embed the vehicle operator's identification into the vehicle's video records.