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Tips for Preparing Drivers for Winter Weather
September 1, 2007

Winter driving can be dangerous for bus drivers, their passengers and everyone else on the road. Minimizing the chances of winter road accidents takes...

Emergency Response: The First 5 Minutes
September 1, 2007

As a child growing up during the Cold War, I participated in my share of air raid drills. When the siren would sound, we crawled under our desks or mo...

Improving Safety in the Danger Zone
September 1, 2007

Accidents that occur during school bus loading and unloading are known as “danger zone” accidents. The danger zone refers to the areas extending 15 fe...

The lessons of 35W
September 1, 2007

At press time, the death toll in the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis was still climbing. More than a week after the Aug. 1 disast...

Defensive Driving Requires Attention to Detail
August 1, 2007

All of us who work in pupil transportation or who manage professional drivers with a fleet of vehicles have taken notice of two very tragic news stori...

Roof Strobes Draw Crucial Attention
August 1, 2007

Being large and yellow, school buses are inherently some of the most noticeable vehicles on the road. But in certain conditions, such as inclement wea...

NAPT prods NHTSA to re-examine passenger crash protection
August 1, 2007

On July 11, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hosted a roundtable meeting among interested parties to discuss the issue of...

Alarm system to increase bus security
August 1, 2007

CINCINNATI — Prompted by recent security-related events, First Student Inc. installed an alarm system in its fleet of 22,000-plus buses.

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Bus maker, dealer not held liable in fatal crash
August 1, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that a school bus manufacturer and distributor cannot be held liable for not having instal...

Oh, that skeleton
August 1, 2007

We've all got things in our past that we'd like to keep hidden. It's human nature to present ourselves in the best possible light, meaning that we kee...

Fasten your seat belt
August 1, 2007

Now that I’ve got your attention, I’d like to comment on the recent day-long meeting in Washington, D.C., facilitated by our friends at the National H...

NHTSA to issue proposal to enhance passenger protection
August 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 100 people with a stake in pupil transportation safety met here in mid-July to discuss the contentious topic of seat belt...

How to Reduce the Chances of a Brake Failure Tragedy
July 1, 2007

A very unusual accident occurred in St. Paul, Minn., last fall that could easily have been the worst school bus accident in state history. Thankfully,...

NHTSA's seat belt summit looms
July 1, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has scheduled a day-long public meeting to discuss passenger cras...

Driver pursues hit-and-run motorist
June 1, 2007

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. — Gail Pridemore, a school bus driver for Holston Bus Co., had stopped to pick up a student in front of his house on April 26 when a car failed to stop and struck the 12-year-old before fleeing the scene.

NAPT News & Views: Bullying requires our full attention
June 1, 2007

Bullying can happen anywhere. In the school environment, it may start at the bus stop, because that's where the school day begins. It can also occur in the hallway, during gym, lunch, on the playground, even during class.

Bus stop activity taped
June 1, 2007

SOMERSET, N.J. — Transportation officials for the Franklin Township School District have a new safety tool at their disposal.

Driver thwarts hijacking attempt
April 1, 2007

EAST CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A veteran school bus driver was honored for preventing a possibly armed man from hijacking his bus.

Seat belt panel recommends pilot testing
April 1, 2007

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The group charged with examining the subject of seat belts on school buses called for a pilot program to evaluate lap-shoulder belts on 10 buses.

Industry Puts Greater Emphasis on Security Training
March 1, 2007

Programs are available through federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, but many school bus operators are supplementing their training with the help of local law enforcement.

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