Subscribe Today

Articles/News - School Bus Safety

Displaying 1161  -  1180  of  1406
New game teaches school bus safety
November 1, 2006

School bus safety is important, but teaching it can be a challenge. Many children just don’t listen to safety lectures, and even when they do, some concepts can be difficult for them to learn.

Motorist to serve prison time for bus-stop death
November 1, 2006

PONTIAC, Mich. — A motorist who hit and killed a high-school student while illegally passing a school bus was sentenced to seven to 22 1/2 years in prison.

Q&A: Plugging Holes in Transportation Safety
October 1, 2006

Catastrophic school bus accidents are rare events. But when they do occur, it’s important for the industry to find out what went wrong and how a si...

Confronting the Top 10 Safety Concerns
October 1, 2006

Although stop-arm violations are a top safety concern for school bus operations across the nation, other transportation-related issues can be just as vexing. The following list identifies the most common challenges pupil transporters face and effective ways of dealing with them.

NTSB discusses 'Most Wanted' safety improvements
October 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reviewed progress and urged further action on its “Most Wanted” list of safety improvements during a public meeting in September.

Perspectives on Innovation: 50 Years of Change
September 1, 2006

Although school buses haven’t changed radically in appearance since 1956, the past five decades have brought about tremendous operational and regulatory changes. Here, several of these changes are discussed by the most knowledgeable and respected people in the industry.

Doing More to Promote School Bus Safety
June 1, 2006

Do you think more can be done to educate children about school bus safety? Are evacuation drills enough to keep safety on the minds of active children? Here's what one driver did to make the safety message stick in her passengers' minds.

Revamped school bus takes safety training to new level
June 1, 2006

The Owego Apalachin Central School District’s transportation department has raised the bar with its safety training program by reconfiguring a school bus to create its third SAFE (Student Accident Fire Evacuation) Bus, a mobile training station and classroom.

Contest stirs excitement
April 1, 2006

Ask Texans about the National School Bus Safety Speech Contest, and they will tell you they are excited. Their program has grown greatly in the past few years.

Teen halts runaway bus
April 1, 2006

NEWARK VALLEY, N.Y. — A high school student helped to bring a runaway school bus to a safe stop after the driver suffered a heart attack.

 

Driver cleared in fatal Virginia crash
April 1, 2006

ARLINGTON, Va. — The school bus driver in a crash that killed two children last spring was found not guilty of charges of reckless driving and failure to pay attention.

Childcare company puts buses first
March 1, 2006

Recognizing that buses are safer than vans for transporting children, Knowledge Learning Corp. (KLC), the largest provider of early childhood care and education programs, is aggressively replacing its vans with buses.

Lap/shoulder belt system discussed at TRB meeting
March 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pupil transportation was among the topics discussed at the 85th meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), held Jan. 22-26 in the nation’s capital.

Q&A: TSA's Poole Says Buses Are 'Highly Vulnerable to Terrorism'
February 1, 2006

Since joining the Transportation Security Administration last April, Jeane Poole has elevated school buses to "highly vulnerable" on the agency's list of risk assessments and is preparing training programs to address terrorist threat.

'Be Cool. Bus Rules!' renews safety program
February 1, 2006
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Students are again being urged to be cool — and safe — as they ride the bus to and from school.
Tennessee group surveys seat belt support
February 1, 2006

PORTLAND, Tenn. — A statewide survey found a low degree of support for seat belts on school buses.

Evaluating Bus Stop Safety Using Aerial Photography
February 1, 2006

The bus stop is the moment of truth for all school transportation departments. Students’ lives are at risk every time they enter or exit our school buses.

Sharp jump in 'danger zone' deaths
February 1, 2006

There were 20 student deaths attributed to school bus “danger zone” accidents during the 2004-05 school year, a 122 percent increase over the previous year.

Assume a Bus Fire Is in Your Future
December 1, 2005

The Sept. 23 motorcoach fire near Dallas that claimed 23 lives during the evacuation before Hurricane Rita should serve as a wake-up call for everyone...

Driver keeps cool in fiery crash
December 1, 2005

HERTFORD, N.C. — A school bus driver was honored with her own day for protecting her passengers in a crash that set their bus on fire.

 

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.