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<p>This photo shows the aftermath of a South Carolina incident in which a teenage girl was struck by a vehicle passing her bus. The girl&rsquo;s shoes lie in the road; her backpack is on top of the bus.</p>

School Bus Safety

Stop-arm incident photo is worth 1,000 words

One interesting detail in the journey of a South Carolina stop-arm camera measure through the legislative process is the role that a photo played. Bill sponsor Sen. Thomas Alexander showed the shocking picture to other legislators to help galvanize support for the bill.

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Identifying drug abuse among students
Really listen to what your students are saying on your bus. Doing so might prevent an active shooter, a case of bullying, drug addiction or even your own death.
<p>Post-accident procedure committees and team members typically take pictures of the scene, review related reports and create a plan to prevent future similar incidents.</p> Post-accident Procedures Committees Key in Prevention
Whether using a committee or more informal arrangement, selecting the right members, having procedures in place in advance for determining preventable measures and driver retraining are crucial.
Differing views on seat belt issue
If you’ve followed the debate on seat belts in school buses over the years, you won’t be surprised that my latest editorial on the topic drew dozens of responses.
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Vehicle lift
The ST 1065 mobile column lift is engineered for safely raising industrial, off-road vehicles with large wheel diameters.

Stop-arm package
REI’s comprehensive stop-arm package deters and monitors stop-arm violators, company officials said.

Distracted driving app
SeatbeltGuard, a vehicle device, and TextGuard, a phone app, work together to help fleet managers prevent distracted driving and to monitor other driver behaviors, company officials said.

Obstacle detection system
MobileTRAQ Vue now includes the SenseStat Obstacle Detection Backing Sensor System.

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<p>HISD drivers and attendants had to locate simulated children on board and then safely evacuate by crawling down the aisle of the bus.</p> PHOTOS: Texas district’s hands-on school bus training event

More than 1,100 bus drivers and attendants at Houston Independent School District took part in a... Visit photo gallery

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