In Atlanta, some older boys and girls have been separated on the school bus to improve behavior. District officials tell me that their drivers are given autonomy to decide how to seat their passengers.
A killer. That’s essentially what texting can become when it coincides with driving. That point was tragically reinforced by a fatal school bus crash in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to the police investigation.
I sat in the passenger seat of a large truck, eyes fixed on the stopped car ahead as we rumbled straight toward it. Next to me, the driver of the truck gave no indication that he was going to stop the vehicle.
To make sure no child is left behind, school bus operations should have clear procedures for drivers to follow, enforce consequences, and provide frequent reminders and recognition.
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