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