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Students, bus driver injured in fatal crash
March 5, 2015
A truck apparently collided head-on with a car, then careened head-on into an Orondo (Wash.) School District bus, injuring some students, the bus driver and the two truck occupants. The driver of the car was killed.
District to launch school bus seat belt study
March 5, 2015
Westfield (Ind.) Washington Schools will work with IMMI on a pilot program to retrofit six of the district’s buses with lap-shoulder belts.
Teen accused of knocking out school bus driver
March 3, 2015
The Louisiana student allegedly punched the driver in the face until she went unconscious. Another student stepped on the brakes and pulled the shifter to stop the bus.
Survey reports on illegal bus passing incidents in New York
March 3, 2015
School bus drivers in 26 districts found that 259 motorists passed a stopped bus on Feb. 24. The New York Association for Pupil Transportation estimates the total number statewide is closer to 10,000.
Trucker gets jail time for passing school bus on right
March 2, 2015
Minnesota police said that the semi-truck driver nearly hit a student as he swerved around a stopped school bus in the May 2014 incident.
Dubai sees increases in school bus ridership, safety
February 24, 2015
Officials say that Dubai’s school transport law and partnerships with international entities, including NAPT, have helped bolster the Emirate’s pupil transportation system.
Arizona district pulls 11 buses after one catches fire
February 24, 2015
Tucson Unified School District took the buses out of operation because they are similar to the one that caught fire. The buses were bought from the same manufacturer at the same time.
Bees swarm school bus, trap students inside
February 19, 2015
About 20 students in Arizona were confined to their bus by bees that had gathered outside near the door. Firefighters sprayed a foam solution to get rid of the bees.
Atlanta school buses to be equipped with stop-arm cameras
February 18, 2015
The stop-arm cameras will be placed on Atlanta Public Schools buses to help city police confirm video of offenses and issue citations.
Family of girl fatally struck after exiting bus seeks $30M
February 18, 2015
The parents of Makayla Marie Strahle, an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a truck passing her school bus in Wyoming in 2011, file a wrongful death lawsuit against the school district.
School bus crossing light allowed in 4 more states
February 14, 2015
The Gardian Angel safety lighting system is now allowed for use on school buses in Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas and Alaska.
Driver arrested after striking school bus, fleeing
February 9, 2015
A Colorado man faces numerous charges after a wild ride that included crashing into a school bus, fleeing on foot and entering another driver’s car, authorities say.
Stop requirement dropped for buses at Tacoma rail crossing
February 4, 2015
Tacoma (Wash.) Public Schools officials say that vehicle crashes have occurred when buses were required to stop at the crossing, which trains use infrequently and at low speeds.
District to step up security after school buses vandalized again
February 4, 2015
The DeKalb County (Ga.) School District buses have an estimated tens of thousands of dollars of damage, and cannot be driven until they are repaired. The district plans to reallocate $125,000 to enhance security at the lot where the buses were damaged.
School bus driver killed, 13 students injured in Alberta crash
February 3, 2015
The bus, with 14 students on board, collided with a semi-truck on Monday. “The unthinkable happened this morning,” the school district superintendent says.
School bus driver saves home from fire
February 2, 2015
Tammy Ritter, a driver in Baldwin City, Kansas, discovered that a doghouse on the porch of a house had caught fire. She threw it onto the front lawn, stomped out most of the flames, and called the fire department, preventing the fire from spreading to the house.
American Traffic Solutions, REI partner to combat stop-arm running
January 29, 2015
Districts can now choose to add REI stop-arm cameras as part of their enforcement solution.
Photo shows students riding on school bus steps
January 27, 2015
A former Arkansas county deputy said he initially took the picture to show how fast the bus was driving. He later enlarged it and spotted the children sitting on the steps.
Girl dragged by school bus, injured
January 23, 2015
The student in upstate New York got hung up on the bus door by her book bag, police say, and she was believed to have been dragged nearly half a mile.
Florida county to pilot new student tracking system
January 21, 2015
The School District of Osceola County plans to test a program that will track students with an ID card or bracelet to ensure they safely board and deboard their school buses.

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