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School bus duo wins state award for protecting girl
September 16, 2015
Driver Gwendolyn Brinson and attendant Kathy Ritter, who helped thwart a man accused of lewd behavior, are honored by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Texas school bus crash kills 2 students
September 15, 2015
The Houston school bus is hit by a motorist, then hits a guardrail, falls off a freeway overpass and lands overturned on the road below. The crash kills two students and injures two others, as well as the bus driver.
79K vehicles illegally passed school buses in national study
September 14, 2015
Over 100,000 school bus drivers in 26 states took part in this year’s one-day count of stop-arm violations.
Student accused of threatening to stab, shoot others on school bus
September 10, 2015
Students reported to the Ohio high school's principal that the girl yelled the threats. She may be charged with aggravated menacing and expelled from school.
California school bus driver saves students as bus catches fire
September 10, 2015
Forty-one high school students and an assistant coach escaped the bus uninjured. As the bus lost horsepower, overheated and began to smoke, the driver made sure all the students got off the bus safely.
Thomas Built Buses adds electronic stability control, other new options
September 9, 2015
The OEM will offer electronic stability control for the Saf-T-Liner C2, Bendix air disc brakes for the EFX and a severe duty harness for the HDX and EFX.
Michigan district rolls out school bus location app
September 8, 2015
Lake Orion School District is offering MyStop to parents to help them track their child’s bus arrival and departure times.
New York school bus association partners with AAA on safety message
September 8, 2015
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation joined the AAA Hudson Valley in a press event to enhance school bus safety awareness among motorists as the back-to-school season starts.
School Bus Safety Week: Can we talk?
September 8, 2015

Should we move National School Bus Safety Week to late August or early September to dovetail with the national and local back-to-school news cycle?

Man accused of breaking into school buses, stealing seat covers
September 3, 2015
Pennsylvania police find a man on school property after hours with several seat covers inside his car, allegedly stolen from two school buses. He is arrested and faces several charges.
Fire Suppression Systems Increase Automation, Early Detection
September 2, 2015

Advances in fire suppression technology can help identify and stop an impending bus fire before flames even come into play. The systems can also provide more time for passenger evacuation during a thermal event.

West Virginia district sees 2 school bus passing incidents
September 1, 2015
The incidents were caught by Kanawha County Schools on video last week. In one, the motorist hit the extended stop arm, and in the other, the motorist nearly struck pedestrians.
Mom blogger’s video parody addresses school bus safety
August 27, 2015
Deva Dalporto partners with American Traffic Solutions on a back-to-school video titled "Bus, Don’t Move.” The spoof spotlights the need for parents and drivers to be careful in school zones and around school buses.
NTSB back-to-school event promotes safe transportation
August 25, 2015
The event features demonstrations on school bus safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and child safety seats.
Motorist strikes student trying to board school bus
August 25, 2015
A 16-year-old boy in Texas is hospitalized with several injuries after he tries to cross the street and a motorist, ignoring the bus’ red flashing lights and extended stop arm, drives around the bus and hits him.
Settlement reached in case of man striking girl boarding school bus
August 20, 2015
An $81,000 settlement was approved by a judge in North Carolina in a case involving a motorist who struck a girl as she was crossing the street to board the bus.
School bus crossing light allowed in Arkansas
August 20, 2015
Arkansas becomes the 15th state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system for use on school buses.
School bus driver removed from route denies texting
August 17, 2015
Charles Ramey Jr., who was removed from the Knox County (Tenn.) Schools eligibility roster after an investigation found he was texting while driving a bus, says he picked up the phone, read a message from his employer and put the phone down.
$204K awarded for rail crossing safety campaigns
August 12, 2015
Operation Lifesaver and the Federal Highway Administration award grants to 13 states for public education projects that target students, school bus drivers, Spanish-speaking populations and the news media.
Tennessee district unveils school bus safety enhancements
August 11, 2015
Additional driver training, police riding buses and video systems are among Knox County Schools' new measures, which follow last year's fatal crash in which a school bus driver was texting.

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