When an oncoming car suddenly veered into his lane, James Bratager, a driver for Olympia (Wash.) School District, was able to swerve the bus to avoid a head-on collision. He was presented with a certificate of recognition.
Representatives from the six states that have passed school bus seat belt legislation will share their experiences with NHTSA officials in a meeting next month.
Ellie Whitesell has recorded several videos of motorists illegally passing buses as students unload at her daughter’s stop, and has sent them to the local school district, law enforcement officials and lawmakers.
We fully support ensuring that school bus transportation remains the safest form of transportation, but we cannot support significant new mandates on the industry without data showing that improved safety could be realized.
The Tennessee bill, prompted by a fatal crash in Knoxville, would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use an electronic device while driving or loading students.
At a school near Sacramento, California, nearly 500 students in yellow “I Love the Bus” T-shirts will hear from various dignitaries about the importance of the yellow bus.
Rueben Hash of North Carolina was accused in an incident in which a 6-year-old girl was dragged by her school bus for nearly 1 mile. He was charged with careless and reckless driving.
A headline-grabbing statement on seat belts, a man who overcame great odds by learning to walk again, and a creative school bus safety play were among the highlights of the industry conferences in November.
Jason Henry, a school bus driver in Arizona, had exited his bus to move a sign when he was hit by a car. A week later, he succumbed to his injuries.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s Jan. 20 survey found that 1,057 school bus drivers reported a total of 504 illegal passing incidents. The total estimated illegal passing rate statewide is 23,841 passes for that day.
In the accident at an Indianapolis school, a stationary bus suddenly accelerated and jumped the curb, striking and killing a principal and injuring two students.
Representing the family of Hunter Pitt, a 6-year-old who was run over by his school bus, led a personal injury law firm to create "Wait, Wait, Wait — 3 Ways to Keep Kids Safe.”
The 13-year-old Florida boy reportedly stole a bus while the driver stepped away to use the restroom, and he went on a 15-minute joyride. He was charged with vehicle theft.
The superintendent for Westport Public Schools is looking to save $125,000, and says that monitors are no longer necessary due to technology that improves bus safety. Parents and board members argue against the proposal, citing greater demands on school bus drivers and more distracted motorists.
In another spoof of the smash hit “All About That Bass,” the transportation team and students at Selah (Wash.) School District — along with a few four-legged friends — have some fun with school bus safety rules.