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Police department bolsters safety near schools with “safe zones”
September 2, 2009
Officers at the Odessa Police Department are periodically designating “safe zones” throughout the city in an effort to maximize safety among motorists and the public.
Brake safety devices urged for buses
September 1, 2009
School buses and other heavy vehicles should be equipped with technology to prevent unintended acceleration, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded in a report.
Top school bus drivers compete in Greensboro
September 1, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. — School bus drivers from across the U.S. and Canada tested their skills here in July during the 39th Annual International School ...

Strategies for Discipline Problems on the School Bus
September 1, 2009

SCHOOL BUS FLEET has covered several stories about school districts developing programs that help manage student behavior on the school bus....

Change comes to National Transportation Safety Board
September 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) now has a chairman with a school bus endorsement.

Deborah Hersman, nominated...

All eyes on bus study
September 1, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As a pilot study of the impact of lap-shoulder belts on school buses enters its third and final year, national and state transp...

After bus crash, NTSB reports on pedal misapplication
August 27, 2009
Accidental acceleration may have been a factor in the 2005 school bus accident in Liberty, Mo., in which two people were killed, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.
District sees danger in four-lane crossing
August 26, 2009
School bus drivers at Putnam County Schools are no longer allowed to cross all four lanes of a local roadway under a policy that the district recently implemented due to safety concerns.
District board reverses driving speed policy
August 24, 2009
Huron School District 2-2’s board of education has reversed a policy that required the district’s vehicles to be driven 10 mph slower than the posted speed limit.
Girl fatally struck by motorist while leaving bus
August 20, 2009
Six-year-old Ashley Ramos-Hernandez died on Wednesday from injuries she sustained after being struck by an SUV as she disembarked her school bus.
Bus seating zones target safety
August 20, 2009
To bolster the safety of bus passengers, Dysart Unified School District implemented a new seating policy that separates students by grade range.
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.

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