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Shots fired at Florida school bus
May 15, 2015
The suspect, 16, allegedly fired five shots at the bus and was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of firing deadly missiles. Two girls were struck and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Pedestrian killed in collision with school bus
May 14, 2015
Witnesses tell investigators that the bus driver was turning left on what appeared to be a green arrow when the collision with the pedestrian occurred.
Driver helps students escape burning bus
May 14, 2015
The Florida bus driver heard a popping sound and saw smoke, so he quickly evacuated the students from the bus before the fire spread through it. No one was hurt in the incident.
NTSB opens docket on fatal motorcoach-truck crash
May 14, 2015
Both drivers and eight motorcoach passengers were killed in the 2014 collision in California. The motorcoach was transporting high school students to Humboldt University for a campus tour.
2 accused of threatening school bus drivers, students
May 12, 2015
The South Carolina men allegedly interfered with school bus operations in separate incidents. One threatened to harm those on the bus if they hurt his child, and the other chased a bus and beat on the windows.
School bus company owner bounces back from fire
May 7, 2015
Joe Schieffert, the owner of Superior Transportation Services in Minnesota, lost 10 buses and the garage in a fire four months after buying the business. He was able to get six buses from a dealer to complete school routes soon afterward.
School bus driver charged with not reporting guns on bus
May 7, 2015
Kentucky police say that two brothers brought two handguns — one loaded — onto their bus and showed other students. The boys, their parents and the bus driver face charges.
Freightliner unveils autonomous truck
May 7, 2015
The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is designed to maintain legal speed, stay in the selected lane, keep a safe braking distance from other vehicles, and slow or stop based on traffic and road conditions.
School bus crossing light allowed in Idaho
May 1, 2015
Idaho becomes the 14th state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system for use on school buses.
NAPT News & Views — Campaign to highlight safety around school buses
May 1, 2015

The theme of National School Bus Safety Week this year is “Be smart. Be seen. I wait in a safe place.”

Bus driver accused of refusing to let students off at stop
May 1, 2015
The Arizona driver allegedly wouldn’t let students leave and drove back to the school. The district says he stopped the bus because the students were being too loud, and at one point a parent tried to pry open the bus door.
Stop-arm extender aims to block bus passing
April 30, 2015
Guilford County (N.C.) Schools is testing a mechanical arm with an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus — into the next lane of traffic.
Viral video renews call for stop-arm cameras
April 30, 2015
The image of an SUV nearly hitting children spurred New York school transportation professionals to again call for the cameras. The executive director for the New York Association for Pupil Transportation says he has faced resistance from lawmakers who are opposed to traffic cameras.
Smashed school bus returns in Michigan campaign
April 30, 2015
A union has rehashed the prop from a campaign it ran last year, this time for a ballot measure to raise the state's sales tax to generate more money for road repairs and schools. Pupil transportation associations have objected to the image.
NTSB reviews benefits of onboard video systems
April 30, 2015
The agency’s new report highlights the fatal Port St. Lucie school bus crash, in which onboard video captured “valuable data about pre-crash, crash and post-crash events.”
District's school bus seat belt project is a proactive step
April 29, 2015

Westfield (Ind.) Washington Schools will test out lap-shoulder belts on six of its buses. Several aspects of the program are interesting, such as that it's not in reaction to a crash or a mandate from lawmakers.

The Case for Audio Monitoring on School Buses
April 24, 2015

Audio monitoring can help deter and resolve verbal conflicts, bullying accusations and general bad behavior. But privacy concerns must be addressed.

Students splashed by diesel fuel from disabled bus
April 23, 2015
Seven Los Angeles students aboard a school bus on a field trip were sprayed by diesel from a malfunctioning fuel pump after the fuel line sustained damage and ruptured. They were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Police crack down on unlicensed ‘school bus’ businesses
April 23, 2015
Police in New Jersey issued nine summonses to drivers who were allegedly using their personal vehicles to transport groups of children to school as a business venture without being licensed to operate their vehicle in a commercial capacity.
County's School Bus Driver of the Year is accident-free
April 17, 2015
The annual award in Dutchess County, New York, goes to Barbara DeLong, who has been transporting students safely for more than 29 years.

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