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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.
Operation Safe Stop targets school bus safety in N.Y.
April 17, 2015
Transportation officials, police officers and other leaders in New York hold events to publicize the dangers of illegally passing stopped school buses.
Growing GPS, Student Tracking Capabilities Offer More Security Tools
April 15, 2015

Suppliers are providing more immediate and detailed information for parents and transportation managers through apps and video; customizable alerts and
vehicle parameters; planning versus actual views; and tablets on board buses.   

Bus driver praised for staying calm, safe in hailstorm
April 14, 2015
Terrie Eggen of Kentucky safely navigated her route with 40 students aboard when the storm, which sparked tornado sirens, hit. The bus garage coached her though the drive.
Man accused of attacking school bus that woke him
April 13, 2015
A Connecticut man who said that his sleep was disturbed by a school bus allegedly tried to force open the doors of the bus and threw objects at it.
Maryland woman charged with school bus theft pleads guilty
April 9, 2015
Nicole Jo-Ann Adams pleads guilty to second degree burglary and theft and is sentenced to 10 years on each count. In October, Adams, along with a second suspect, stole a special-needs school bus from a lot and crashed it.
Bus driver praised for safely evacuating students before engine catches fire
April 9, 2015
Lena Scott, a driver for Aiken County (S.C.) Public Schools, gets all 18 students to deboard after a student tells her he smells and sees smoke. Within minutes of every student exiting, the bus catches fire.
8 Ways to Optimize the Use of School Bus Video Surveillance
April 7, 2015

To make sure you’re getting the best use of the surveillance systems on your buses, consider these eight practices that can help improve student behavior, identify training needs and support your drivers.

Kentucky bus driver, students rescued from flood waters
April 6, 2015
A Grant County Schools bus driver and 16 students were stranded in floodwaters for nearly two hours when a creek near the bus route overflowed its banks last week.
Video shows Oklahoma school bus, SUV in head-on collision
April 3, 2015
The SUV sped toward the bus without swerving or braking, causing minor injuries to some students aboard. The driver of the vehicle may have had a seizure, police said.
10 Tips for Stepping Up School Bus Security
April 3, 2015

From thorough pre-trip inspections to building rapport with students, here are 10 practices that can help prevent or respond to security threats.

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