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School bus mirrors go to war
September 1, 2005

ROCKWOOD, Mich. — Driving a school bus requires a skill set that starts with training but includes a keen eye, awareness of surroundings and a ...

Vermont brakes for school bus safety
September 1, 2005
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Over the past two years, Vermont's Department of Motor Vehicles has been conducting school bus safety equipment checks in num...
New video takes aim at rail-crossing protocol
September 1, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new training video has been released to help school bus drivers prevent rail-crossing accidents.

The video, dubbed "De...

Target parents, too
August 1, 2005

The U.S. school bus industry has been unwavering in its support of safety, with an unparalleled safety record to show for it. From the design of the b...

The Multiple Benefits of Multiplexing
August 1, 2005

Many students who ride America’s school buses every day are outfitted with new technology such as cell phones, MP3 players, portable video games and o...

LED Unit Bolsters 'Stop' Message
August 1, 2005

What part of the word S-T-O-P don't they understand?

To someone on the inside of the pupil transportation industry, the problem of illegal passbys...

NHTSA survey: Child safety seats are easier to use
August 1, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that child safety restraint systems (CSRSs) ...

NAPT releases video on safety, security
August 1, 2005

ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) has released an informational video that highlights the successes of the U.S. ...

Bragging rights
August 1, 2005

I recently got an e-mail from a Los Angeles-based reporter for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) asking for input for a story she was prepari...

Using GPS to Do More Than Just Track Buses
August 1, 2005

Although still in its infancy in school transportation applications, GPS (global positioning system) technology can be used to do more than just track...

It’s Your Job to Improve School Site Safety
August 1, 2005

For a long time, although largely unacknowledged, one of the most dangerous parts of a student’s bus ride in many school districts was the bus loading...

Bus crashes spur safety study
June 1, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the wake of three accidents that killed two motorists and injured dozens of students, Gov. Matt Blunt formed a panel to study...
High-tech safety concepts explored
June 1, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. — Students in the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) electrical and computer engineering program are working to make school buses safer ...

Bus Briefs
April 1, 2005

Delaware sees drop in number of bus crashes
DOVER, Del. — The number of school bus crashes in Delaware decreased by about 39 percen...

North Carolina cracks down on stop-arm running
March 1, 2005

RALEIGH, N.C. — A weeklong, statewide program in early February aimed to diminish the persistent problem of stop-arm violations.

As part of...

NSTA tackles security issue
March 1, 2005

TAMAYA, N.M. — Several key pupil transportation issues, including security, transit encroachment and industry collaboration, were discussed at ...

Re-Assessing Route and Stop Safety
March 1, 2005

According to statistics compiled by the Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Education Unit, there were nine loading/unloading fat...

Is it safe inside your bus?
March 1, 2005
Patrick Kelsey was always interested in our lives, and he called us “his children.” The moment we stepped onto that bus, all our parents knew we we...
Safety Rules! established by industry veteran
February 1, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ted Finlayson-Schueler, a well-known school transportation author and conference speaker, has established Safety Rules!, a non-profit...

Maximizing Safety in the Seats
February 1, 2005

Compartmentalization is an extraordinary, time-tested concept, but it can’t do everything. Some younger passengers — including those in pre-school, He...

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