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How to Maximize Fleet Security
December 1, 2001
Although the chances of a terrorist attack on a school bus are minimal, being prepared is what counter-terrorism is all about. The following suggestio...
Video Camera Advances Improve Bus Safety, Inside and Out
December 1, 2001

Video surveillance equipment has become commonplace for school districts and contractors in their fight to catch thieves, vandals and misbehaving stud...

A young girl alone in the dark, in the cold
December 1, 2001

Last month, the National Association for Pupil Transportation was holding its 27th annual conference and trade show in Nashville, and I flew in from L...

Fatal snowplow-school bus crash in Utah
November 30, 2001
DELTA, Utah -- A 9-year-old girl was killed and two other schoolchildren were critically injured Thursday afternoon when a snowplow crashed into a sc...
Crash Avoidance Program a ‘Hit’
November 1, 2001
Recently chosen as SCHOOL BUS FLEET’s Administrator of the Year for 2001, Randy McLerran, transportation director for the Oklahoma Department of Educa...
Evacuation of Pre-School Kids
November 1, 2001
1. Have a written evacuation plan, including how to evacuate pre-school age children and other passengers in child safety restraint systems (CSRS). Th...
Driver Education for Youngsters
November 1, 2001
A survey on back-to-school traffic safety conducted by Progressive Insurance at its Website revealed that 44 percent of motorists surveyed don’t know ...
Preventing Stepwell Slips and Falls
November 1, 2001
I’m wondering if there’s a way to reduce the number of falls experienced by students exiting school buses. The rubber floor matting that is used has t...
AmTran, Collins Recalls Announced
November 1, 2001
The following information was published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: American Transportation The 39-inch flip seats in ap...
Videos
November 1, 2001
Videos “Preventing Problem Behaviors on Your School Bus” and “Trouble on Board: Managing Crisis Situations on Your School Bus” From the Crisis Preve...
Danger Zone’ Deaths Dip
November 1, 2001
Nine children were killed by their own school bus or by a passing vehicle during the 2000-01 school year, a decline of 59% from the previous year and ...
No need for paranoia, but security needs closer look
November 1, 2001

The focal point of the school transportation community has always been safety. Everything you do is directed toward moving children safely to and from...

In an emergency, whose language is it anyway?
November 1, 2001

The following is a re-creation of a dialogue that took place in the Forum at schoolbusfleet.com. The names of the participants have been cha...

Responding to terrorism requires courage and faith
October 1, 2001

As Vince Lombardi once said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” This country got knocked down on Sept. 11 during the...

Breaking News from around the Industry
October 1, 2001

Industry reacts to terror attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It was the worst attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor and has shattered America’...

Should bus drivers be allowed to use cell phones while driving?
September 1, 2001

That's the question we posed recently in the Forum on SBF's Website at www.schoolbusfleet.com/forum....

Only questions remain after her son's death
June 1, 2001

Until about four months ago, I had a wonderful husband, Jimmy, and four beautiful children -- Brian, 15; Brandon, 13; Brenda, 11; and Brody, 9. Howeve...

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.

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