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Evaluating Bus Stop Safety Using Aerial Photography
February 1, 2006

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.

Sharp jump in 'danger zone' deaths
February 1, 2006

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.

Assume a Bus Fire Is in Your Future
December 1, 2005

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...

Driver keeps cool in fiery crash
December 1, 2005

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.


Michigan saves bus inspection program
November 1, 2005
LANSING, Mich. — Officials have decided to keep the state’s school bus safety inspection program, which had been targeted for elimination due t...
Bus driver offers lightning response
November 1, 2005
ANACONDA, Mont. — When lightning hit a teenage golfer in early September, a school bus driver helped revive the boy using CPR.

Barry Bannon...

Tips from the Tooth Fairy
November 1, 2005
My 6-year-old son Nicholas keeps losing his Tooth Fairy money. Over the past year he’s lost three teeth and has found a total of $15 under his pillow....
Bus Briefs
September 1, 2005

Drivers demonstrate safety at roadeo championships
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite high temperatures and occasional heavy rain, school b...

Security gets a boost
September 1, 2005
The recent terrorist bombings in London underscore the need for transportation providers to focus on security. School bus operators are no exception. ...
A problem with a solution
September 1, 2005
I recently read of two more incidents in which children were left on the bus following a route. One incident led to a lawsuit filed by the parents all...
Control Is Key to Accident-Free Driving
September 1, 2005

Arlene Felty has driven school buses for more than 35 years. She has witnessed a lot of change in pupil transportation over the years. Here she shares...

School Bus Decals Send Wide Range of Messages
September 1, 2005

Although it's not frequently mentioned, school buses are adorned with more decals and lettering than nearly any other vehicle on the road. The message...

Surveillance Systems Offer Array of Services
September 1, 2005

Video surveillance systems are becoming a standard feature, rather than an amenity, on many school buses.

Recent advances in digital technology a...

Is the U.K. Catching Yellow Fever?
September 1, 2005

It seems that the U.K. has turned green over the success of the American yellow.

With a formal recommendation to the government and a growing numb...

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...

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