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China Faces Challenges in Bolstering School Bus Safety

A fatal school van crash in China in 2011 confirmed the need for stronger safety measures in transporting students. Industry veterans from the U.S. are sharing their expertise with Chinese counterparts, but the country’s vast population, extreme traffic congestion and other factors present obstacles to implementing an American-style yellow bus system.

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<p>Connected vehicle technology, or v2v, enables vehicles to communicate with each other and/or the infrastructure by radio signals or Wi-Fi signals about their speed, location and direction 10 times a second to prevent crashes. Photo by ITS America.</p> Will Ramped-up Vehicle Tech Bring Smarter, Safer School Buses?
With advancements such as Google’s road-testing of self-driving cars, the notion is no longer relegated to episodes of “The Jetsons.” However, practical use is still a long way off, though automated vehicle technology and connected vehicle technology are arriving in increments. School bus manufacturers are keeping pace, as the technology stands to help enhance pupil transportation safety even further.
NAPT News & Views — Seat belts on buses? You decide
NAPT and NSTA were informed that NHTSA’s best advice on the matter is in a single document: the 2011 denial of a petition that the agency mandate seat belts in large school buses.
<p>Richfield Springs (N.Y.) Central School ensures a safe and equitable prom experience for all students by providing a &ldquo;yellow limo&rdquo; for transportation.</p> Extracurricular Bus Service Provides Safe Access to Learning, Experiences
Keeping students safe, simplifying coordination, and equitability are just some of the benefits that running school bus service for extracurricular student activities offers. Strapped districts keep costs down through partnerships and being creative with their fleets.
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Child-check safety kit
The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association has developed a training tool to remind drivers to check their bus for sleeping children.

Training program for downed power line practices
“Safe Practices for Downed Power Lines,” a new training program, instructs school bus drivers and students on what to do if power lines fall on their bus.

DVR
Seon's Trooper TL-HD is a compact, full-featured DVR offering high-definition recording of four analog and one high-definition camera views at 30 frames per second simultaneously across all five channels, company officials said.

Vehicle lift
The ST 1065 mobile column lift is engineered for safely raising industrial, off-road vehicles with large wheel diameters.

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<p>For his efforts to effect positive changes in school transportation throughout his career, <em>School Bus Fleet</em> <a href="http://www.schoolbusfleet.com/channel/management-training/news/2014/11/10/jim-beekman-named-sbf-s-administrator-of-the-year.aspx" target="_blank">named Jim Beekman its 2014 Administrator of the Year</a>.</p> PHOTOS: School Bus Fleet’s 2014 Administrator of the Year

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