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All eyes on Alabama bus belt study
August 12, 2009
As a pilot study of the impact of lap-shoulder belts on school buses enters its final year, national and state transportation safety agencies are awaiting the results.
Safety programs can’t go unfunded
August 1, 2009

The school bus fleet at Traverse City Area Public Schools is in top shape. It has passed Michigan’s state inspections at 100 percent for the ...

Preventing Driver Fatigue Takes Commitment
August 1, 2009

Working long hours, driving long routes and sleep disorders can contribute to fatigue, but adhering to regulations on hours of service, offering training on sleep deprivation or sleep apnea, and consistent supervisor-driver communication will ensure that school bus drivers are in top form to transport students.

A heavy load to bear
August 1, 2009
I gripped the steering wheel of the massive vehicle, checked all of my mirrors, and slowly pulled onto the road, driving as carefully as possible to m...
Spotlight on security
July 1, 2009
As of this writing, the Homeland Security Advisory System’s national threat level is yellow, which is considered “elevated,” but it’s still below...
Iowa district, EMS group to hold overturned bus simulation
June 3, 2009
The Atlantic Schools in cooperation with the Cass County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Association will hold an overturned school bus simulation at the Atlantic Schools transportation facility on July 11.
New school bus security program launches
June 1, 2009
A new program has been developed to train school bus personnel on identifying and reporting potentially criminal or terrorist activities.
Accident investigation dockets accessible on NTSB Website
June 1, 2009
Beginning today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will release all accident investigation public dockets to the NTSB Website.
Bus stop accident claims 2
April 23, 2009
Two students were killed and one was injured by a pickup truck that struck them at their school bus stop on Tuesday morning.
Florida targets grade crossing accidents
April 17, 2009
In the past five years, there have been more than 500 highway-rail grade crossing accidents, with 90 injuries and 80 fatalities, throughout Florida.
SafeGuard supplies seat belt system for Greyhound
April 8, 2009
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Greyhound’s new motorcoaches will include occupant-restraint technology similar to what is already in use in many school buses.
Funding may go to creating safe routes to bus stops
April 8, 2009
As Congress prepares to take on the reauthorization of the highway bill that includes Safe Routes to School, advocates of the program are calling for more funding and several changes to it.
A lack of understanding
April 1, 2009

Ninety-one percent. That’s the landslide of voters in our latest Web Poll who either agreed or strongly agreed that, in general, the public does not understand how safe school bus transportation is.

How Secure Is Your Bus Yard?
April 1, 2009

The most common reasons for school bus operations to fence off or otherwise secure the bus yard are vandalism and theft, particularly of two-way r...

Joint venture targets ‘advanced design’ school bus seating
March 10, 2009
M2K Seating Systems LLC and TK Holdings Inc. have jointly acquired all assets of SynTec Inc. in High Point, N.C.
New Jersey school bus driver saves toddler’s life
March 2, 2009
TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Manchester Township School District (MTSD) bus driver Diane Courter performed CPR on a 2-year-old child last month, saving her life.
New grid method simplifies mirror adjustment
February 25, 2009
School bus operations are being offered an easier way to check and adjust safety mirrors on buses before departure from the yard.
Bus drop-off accidents claim 2 students
February 11, 2009
Last week, a 10-year-old in Indiana was killed after getting off a school bus in a school parking lot, and police in Virginia released findings from a similar bus drop-off accident that took the life of a 4-year-old last month.
Florida county plans school bus stop improvements
January 28, 2009
The Hernando County Board of County Commissioners has approved the installation of street lights at 12 school bus stops and 10- by 10-foot concrete standing pads at four locations in an effort to improve safety and visibility for students and motorists.
Boy found after bus stop abduction
January 21, 2009
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A 7-year-old abducted from a school bus stop here was located by detectives about 250 miles away in Las Vegas.

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