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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 ...

Canadian council sets standard for activity buses
October 1, 2008

TORONTO — The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) announced the publication of a standard to provide voluntary requirements for activity buses.

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Fatal crash spurs activity trip safety campaign
October 1, 2008

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick — In the wake of a fatal accident on a high school basketball trip in January, officials in late August unveiled recomm...

Teen killed as truck slams into bus
September 25, 2008
CITRA, Fla. — The fiery collision of a tractor-trailer and a school bus on Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a 13-year-old student and injured several others.
NTSB calls for steps to prevent fatigue accidents
September 18, 2008
Human fatigue was the probable cause of the fatal crash of a tractor-trailer and a motorcoach carrying high school students in Wisconsin in 2005, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined.
Road fatalities fall to historic low
September 11, 2008
The number of people who died on the nation’s roads dropped again last year, reaching historically low levels, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced recently.
PTSI issues PSA on illegal school bus passing
September 11, 2008
The Pupil Transportation Safety Institute (PTSI) has completed a public service announcement (PSA) that emphasizes the necessity for motorists to stop when a school bus’ red lights are flashing and its stop sign is extended.
National Safety Council survey to include school buses
September 11, 2008
The National Safety Council (NSC) is seeking participants from the school transportation industry for its new Fleet Benchmarking Survey.
The quest for optimum protection
September 1, 2008

It’s been nearly a year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on enhancin...

NAPT News & Views
September 1, 2008

Straight Talk on Seat Belts, Fuel Costs

The NAPT Board of Directors met recently and discussed two of the most pressing issues facing o...

Product Focus: Emergency Equipment
September 1, 2008

School buses may be the safest vehicles on the road, but accidents do happen. In an emergency, certain types of equipment are vital in keeping preciou...

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