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Motorist passes school bus, strikes child
October 22, 2015
The New York driver, who passed a school bus with its lights flashing and ran into a 6-year-old girl, was issued a ticket for passing a school bus illegally. The girl was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was released.
New York association launches campaign to document stop-arm running
October 21, 2015
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s “Safe Stop Survey” will have school bus drivers in a sample group of districts count the number of times their buses are passed on a designated day and will release the results each month.
Firefighters use old school bus for rescue training
October 20, 2015
Flagler County (Fla.) Public Schools donated an out-of-service bus and made its mechanics and safety personnel available to answer questions during a training session for firefighters this week.
Stop-arm enforcement a focus for School Bus Safety Week
October 20, 2015
School bus operations across the nation are working to spotlight school bus safety this week — in some cases with the help of law enforcement.
District steps up security after man boards school bus
October 19, 2015
Volusia County (Fla.) Schools will no longer have substitute drivers operate buses without student tracking systems after a man boarded a bus behind a group of students, harassed a student and made a bomb threat.
Kansas to observe School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day
October 16, 2015
Under a proclamation by the governor, the state will recognize its men and women who transport nearly 230,000 students to and from school.
3 students charged in attack on school bus driver
October 15, 2015
The students are accused of assaulting their school bus driver, 67-year-old Herman Brown, after he asked them to move to the front of the bus.
Off-duty officer rescues 2 in burning school bus
October 13, 2015
According to the NYPD, Officer Christopher Canale saved a driver and aide in a school bus that was engulfed in flames and smoke after a crash. No children were on board.
Boy comes to aid of ailing school bus driver
October 13, 2015
As his driver was having an asthma attack, 9-year-old Jayden Jaramillo sprang into action and radioed the bus company.
Blue Bird, Bendix demonstrate electronic stability control
October 13, 2015
A thrilling test ride on a school bus showed how ESC technology can help the driver maintain control on slippery surfaces and sharp turns.
NAPT News & Views — Federal data: an 'A' grade for school bus safety
October 12, 2015

In June, NHTSA published its latest edition of “School-Transportation-Related Crashes,” a benchmark of how the school bus industry is performing on the safety front. If this were a report card, it would be an “A” grade for our industry.

School bus driver charged after detour into cornfield
October 8, 2015
The bus had pieces of corn stalks hanging from its undercarriage when police located it. The driver had children on board and was allegedly impaired.
Separating boys and girls on the school bus
October 7, 2015

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.

Police: School bus shot at with BB gun
October 6, 2015
Witnesses tell Connecticut state troopers that a black pickup truck was seen in the area of the school bus at the time. No injuries are reported.
School bus driver who lost legs in crash dies
October 6, 2015
Cathryn Jostad, the North Dakota bus driver who had to have both legs amputated following a collision with four semis, died last Friday of injuries sustained in the crash.
A tragic reminder about texting and driving
October 5, 2015

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.

How will anti-collision technology impact school buses?
October 5, 2015

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.

10 Tips to Bolster Bus Checks for Sleepers
October 5, 2015

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.

Arrest made in hit-and-run with school bus
October 1, 2015
Police in Arizona posted information about the crash on social media and then received a tip that they said led to the identification and arrest of a suspect.
District clarifies: No lacrosse sticks on school buses
October 1, 2015
Teton County (Wyo.) School District officials addressed confusion among parents over what objects are allowed on school buses. Drivers interpret the rules in most cases, but lacrosse sticks are never allowed due to safety concerns.

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