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New bus camera captures crisp images
May 31, 2012
Seon Design's CHW high-definition bus camera can capture the license plates of cars that illegally pass a stopped bus across a wide field of view, and when used as a front-facing camera, officials say it allows for a detailed image to assist in accident reconstruction. The camera can be used in conjunction with the company's new MX-HD five-channel DVR.
Another Ga. district to deploy stop-arm safety solution
May 30, 2012
Newton County Schools and American Traffic Solutions partner to equip the district's buses with CrossingGuard, which mounts purpose-built cameras on the side of the school bus to capture video of the stop-arm violation and still images of the vehicle's license plate. Carroll County Schools in Carrollton, Ga., in April announced its intent to equip its buses with CrossingGuard.
Bear spotted at Fla. bus stop
May 29, 2012
Florida Fish and Wildlife officials believe the bear is young and in search of new territory. Residents say the bear was walking down the street in the morning and, if it had been a school day, children could have been in danger.
Hero driver in Chowchilla bus hijacking dies
May 22, 2012
School bus driver Frank Edward Ray passes away at the age of 91 due to complications of cirrhosis of the liver. In 1976, Ray helped lead 26 schoolchildren to safety after their bus was hijacked by kidnappers who buried Ray and the students in a quarry.
Texting involved in car-school bus crash
May 22, 2012
Georgia state troopers say that 18-year-old Mandy Lynn Davidson was distracted by a text message when she swerved into traffic and hit the school bus head-on, severely injuring herself and her infant. No children were on the bus.
NAPT News & Views — Distracted driving: high on the national policy agenda
May 22, 2012

Distracted driving means different things to different people. But it seems clear that this subject will continue to be at the top of the national agenda as policymakers in Washington seek the proper balance between innovation, convenience and safety.

School buses get police escorts after rifle threat
May 17, 2012
Buses carrying children to and from six Atlanta schools are escorted by police after a man aims a rifle at a bus on Monday. The man flees when witnesses confront him, but police recover the rifle and a notebook filled with bus numbers at the scene.
No mechanical problems found on bus in crash
May 15, 2012
Maintenance reports indicate that there are no issues with a Tippecanoe School Corp. bus that was involved in a crash earlier this year. Beverly Turner, a former bus driver for the Indiana district, claimed that steering problems may have caused her to drive the bus into a cement post, but investigators determined that she fell asleep at the wheel.
NASDPTS to create model pre-trip evacuation briefing
May 10, 2012
The action is part of the state pupil transportation directors’ response to a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation, which stemmed from the fatal school bus crash in Gray Summit, Mo.
REI camera captures stop-arm violations
May 10, 2012
The new high-resolution camera gets an image of the license plate of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses. The camera’s exclusive day/night setting automatically detects the amount of light and switches settings for optimum viewing of the license plate, according to the company.
Driver blames crash on sleep apnea, steering problems
May 8, 2012
Beverly Turner is diagnosed with the condition after she crashes her bus into a concrete post. Turner also claims she reported that her bus had mechanical problems, but school district officials say there are no records of her report.
Teen seriously injured after jumping from bus, later dies
May 7, 2012
Jessie Herr is hospitalized in life-threatening condition after he opens the rear emergency exit door of the moving bus and jumps out. He passes away on Monday after being taken off of life support.
Versatrans solution provides real-time student tracking
May 3, 2012
The new offering from Tyler Technologies provides instant access to information about where a student gets on or off the bus using RFID technology. Officials say that because this type of technology is already in use by many school districts for lunch point-of-sales systems and library systems, students are already familiar with the process of presenting their cards, and in many cases the same card may be used for all RFID applications.
Teens shoot bus with realistic air guns
May 3, 2012
The bus driver calls police after seeing the two boys carrying what were later found to be air-powered replicas of a handgun and a rifle. Seth Cook, 19, and his 15-year-old friend are arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.
REI releases new BUS-WATCH products
May 1, 2012
Radio Engineering Industries Inc.'s new BUS-WATCH HD Series DVR product line provides the ability to update the hardware operating system using the USB drive, and it offers increased recording time. A new version of the company's BUS-WATCH viewing software, A.R.M.O.R.-VMS, allows for license plate capture and increased storage.
Sleep for safety
May 1, 2012

Good sleep is important for everyone’s well-being, but it’s even more crucial for those who work in transportation.

First Student, filmmakers partner on anti-bullying campaign
April 26, 2012
The school bus contractor is working to transport 1 million students to weekday screenings of the documentary "Bully" as part of the “The BULLY Project: 1 Million Kids” campaign. Two executives from the company sat in on a White House screening of the film last week.
Bus driver's medical episode prompts safety training
April 26, 2012
Albuquerque (N.M.) Public Schools’ student transportation services division is instructing its bus passengers on how to stop a bus if the driver is unable to. The training is implemented after Rhonda Carlsen boards her daughters’ bus to stop it because the driver is incapacitated. She discusses the incident with SBF, and Roger Garcia, co-interim director for the transportation division, discusses the components of the training.
NAPT News & Views — Belts in buses: Will NTSB tip the scale?
April 26, 2012

The question of whether to install seat belts on large school buses has been an emotional, contentious issue for a very long time. School bus professionals with a particular interest in this issue should not miss NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart’s presentation at the NAPT Summit in Memphis, Tenn., this October. When he talks, everyone should be listening carefully.

Ga. district to deploy stop-arm safety solution
April 24, 2012
Carroll County Schools and American Traffic Solutions partner to equip the district's buses with CrossingGuard, which mounts purpose-built cameras on the side of the school bus to capture video of the stop-arm violation and still images of the vehicle's license plate.

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