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6 Steps to Improved School Site Safety
April 1, 2001

Site design, driver training, parent education and adequate supervision are key factors in reducing traffic congestion and safety hazards in school loading and unloading zones.

Echoes of gunshots heard on school buses
April 1, 2001

The horror, again. A 15-year-old California boy brings a gun to school and kills two students and wounds 13 others. Within days, threats of further vi...

Scrutinizing the Safety Risks of Older Bus Drivers
March 1, 2001

Supervisors need to monitor aging drivers for diminishing visual and cognitive skills. Specialized training and more frequent assessment tests might also be in order.

Aleana's death sparks call for improved safety
March 1, 2001

In the wake of the death of 5-year-old Aleana Johnson, who was struck and killed by her own school bus on Jan. 9, a community group called Friends ...

The 8 Most Common - and Dangerous - Mirror Mistakes
February 1, 2001

School bus mirrors are a critical safety system, but drivers often fail to adjust and use them properly. Experts in the field provide insights on common errors and cures.

Operate Safely in Winter Conditions
December 1, 2000
Operating safely in adverse conditions depends on a number of common sense procedures. Here’s a list of reminders for winter driving: • Traction i...
NAPT 2000 Focuses on Curbing School Bus Violence
December 1, 2000

Meeting in Buffalo, N.Y., delegates learned about predicting and responding to school violence, as well as handling the media, special-needs challenges and transportation funding.

A passenger's perspective on the daily school bus ride
December 1, 2000

An important perspective that’s often overlooked in the pupil transportation industry is that of the passengers. Until last June, my morning routine included spending an hour on a Blue Bird. I know very well the attitudes of most of my peers when it comes to school buses, and I’d like to share some of my observations.

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.

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