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Avoiding Backpack Risks on the Bus
November 1, 2008

What rides the bus with students of all ages, resting on the floor or in laps throughout the passenger compartment? Backpacks, of course.

While b...

Putting a Stop to Illegal Passing
November 1, 2008

We see the headlines every day, from all parts of the country. From the Port St. Lucie (Fla.) News: “St. Lucie County law enforcement sa...

U.K. commission calls for U.S.-style school buses
November 1, 2008

LONDON — A group dubbed the Yellow School Bus Commission has recommended using American-style buses to transport children to and from school in the U....

Students learn to create a ‘peaceful’ school bus environment
November 1, 2008

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Howe International Magnet School recently held a program for students aimed at creating a respectful and orderly environment on bo...

School bus driver saves choking student
November 1, 2008

NAPLES, Fla. — School bus driver Gail Paxon saved the life of a student on her bus recently by performing the Heimlich maneuver.

Paxon, a driver f...

Bus wrecks claim five lives in Florida, Indiana
November 1, 2008

Severe school bus crashes just a few days apart in late September left communities in Florida and Indiana mourning the losses of five students.

In...

NTSB calls for steps to prevent fatigue crashes
November 1, 2008

WASHINGTON — Human fatigue was the probable cause of the fatal crash of a tractor-trailer and a motorcoach carrying high school students in Wisconsin ...

Kansas police ride the school bus
October 29, 2008
Local police officers last week rode along with children in school buses in an effort to catch stop-arm runners.
State directors home in on seat belt issues
October 26, 2008
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — State pupil transportation directors convened here to discuss issues of national concern, such as increasing school bus security and reducing emissions.
NTSB official urges focus on distracted driving
October 23, 2008
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker spoke before the International Symposium on Distracted Driving in Arlington, Va., emphasizing the hazards caused by driver distractions.
School bus industry puts spotlight on safety
October 22, 2008
School districts, contractors and state agencies across the U.S. and Canada launched a multitude of campaigns this week to promote safety and recognize the work of school bus drivers.
Four students killed in Indiana school bus crash
October 2, 2008
LOGANSPORT, Ind. — A special-needs school bus collided with two dump trucks on Friday, fatally injuring four elementary school children.
School Bus Watch becomes 'Eyes on the Road'
October 2, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has revealed changes to its security training program for the school bus industry.
School bus driver saves choking student
October 2, 2008
NAPLES, Fla. — School bus driver Gail Paxon saved the life of a student on her bus recently by performing the Heimlich maneuver.
The benefits of bus surveillance
October 1, 2008

When early video recording equipment was installed on school buses, the “black box with a red light” focused above the driver and along the aisle ...

National Safety Council survey to include school buses
October 1, 2008

ITASCA, Ill. — The National Safety Council (NSC) is seeking participants from the school transportation industry for its new Fleet Benchmarking Sur...

SafeGuard offers seat belt advocacy kit
October 1, 2008

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Seat belt system provider SafeGuard has released its “SafeGuard 4 Kids” advocate kit in support of parents and other individuals w...

Florida driver named Bus Operator of the Year
October 1, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing Children’s Clearinghouse recently named school bus driver Billie Jo Kaser the...

Illinois bus drivers aim to end community violence
October 1, 2008

CRESTWOOD, Ill. — On Sept. 6, drivers for Alpha School Bus Company Inc., a subsidiary of Cook-Illinois Corp., walked for three miles through Crest...

Connecticut crossing arm exemption rejected
October 1, 2008

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — Older school buses in the state are still required to have crossing arms, despite legislation passed earlier this year that ...

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