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How to select and use child safety restraint systems
November 1, 2000

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new brochure offering guidelines for choosing and using child safety restraint systems (CSRS) on school buses.

How to Safely Back a School Bus
November 1, 2000

Though no one is recommending backing a school bus, there are certain conditions under which it is unavoidable. We consulted transportation experts to find out exactly when and how it should be done.

'Unsafe school buses' create good headlines
October 1, 2000

I observed sharks feeding in bloody waters early last month. No, these beasts weren’t lurking off the coast of New Jersey, my home state. They w...

Dangers beyond the bus are worthy of our attention
September 1, 2000

The commonly used phrase “home-to-school transportation” is not exactly accurate.

Fun, Memorable Ways to Teach School Bus Safety
August 1, 2000

Classroom safety programs that feature safe and dangerous puppets, safety-challenged Oz characters and an old friend (Buster the Bus) help to engage and educate young riders.

How to Get Control of a Rowdy Bus
August 1, 2000

Getting drivers, supervisors, building administrators and parents moving in the same direction is the key to creating an integrated behavior management program. Of course, driver training can't be overlooked either.

Sudden Death in Murray County
June 1, 2000

In the wake of a school bus-train collision that left three children dead and four injured, a community turns its eye to school bus driver training and electronic warning devices at highway-rail grade crossings.

Boy to be charged for waving chocolate gun on school bus
April 20, 2000
A 16-year-old boy who waved a chocolate gun aboard a school bus in Rimersburg, Pa., is expected to be charged with disorderly conduct.
Grand jury to probe Santa Fe bus crash
April 14, 2000
According to the Albuquerque Journal, a Santa Fe (N.M.) county grand jury will be impaneled to consider criminal charges in the March 1999 charter bus accident.
Report: Bus driver ignored train’s whistle, traffic signs
April 7, 2000
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released a report on the investigation of the March 28 school bus-train collision on the Tennessee-Georgia border.
School bus driver killed in crash on interstate highway
April 6, 2000
A school bus driver for Wichita (Kan.) Public Schools was killed Wednesday, April 5, when her bus rammed the back of a plumbing truck.
NTSB: School bus did not stop at rail crossing
April 3, 2000
Federal investigators say preliminary evidence indicates that the school bus that was rammed by a CSX freight train in Tennga, Ga., did not stop before entering the rail crossing.
Third child dies in school bus-train accident
March 30, 2000
A third child has died in the school bus-train accident that occurred early Tuesday, March 28, near Tennga, Ga.
2 children killed in bus-train collision in Georgia
March 28, 2000
Two children were killed and five others seriously injured after a 33-car freight train rammed into a school bus at an unmarked crossing.
Second school bus fatality in Detroit area
March 27, 2000
A 10-year-old girl who was involved in a snag-and-drag incident on Thursday, March 23, died one day later in a Detroit hospital.
Alleged kidnapper held on $1 million bond
March 21, 2000
On Monday, March 20, James P. Johnson was being held on $1 million bond for allegedly abducting 10-year-old Jessica Rodriguez.
No charges in fatal school bus crash in Wyoming
March 17, 2000
No criminal charges will be filed against the driver of a snowplow that slammed into a school bus, killing two passengers.
Book bag prevents boy from being crushed by bus
March 14, 2000
A book bag apparently prevented a 12-year-old Massachusetts boy from being crushed by a school bus on Friday, March 10.
Florida girl returns to family after abduction
March 10, 2000
The 10-year-old Florida girl who was kidnapped after getting off her school bus Monday, March 6, is back with her family.
Girl kidnapped after getting off school bus
March 8, 2000
Federal investigators have joined in the search for a 10-year-old Florida girl who was snatched from her driveway.

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