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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.
Girl charged with stabbing boy on school bus
March 1, 2000
A 16-year-old girl was charged with aggravated battery for stabbing a 16-year-old boy aboard a Miami school bus.
Keeping Tabs on Sex Offenders Makes Busing Safer
March 1, 2000

Consulting the law enforcement list of registered sex offenders can help you avoid dangerous routing oversights.

How to Put the Brakes on Stop-Arm Runners
March 1, 2000

New tactics for reducing 'fly-bys,' including video surveillance, flashing headlights and multiple stop arms.

Don’t Let Bullies Rule Your School Bus
February 1, 2000

Bullying can have severe consequences - driver distraction, accidents and even death. Bus drivers need to understand how rules and respect can help them minimize this behavior.

Should School Buses Have Rear Underride Guards?
February 1, 2000

Transportation managers should inventory their fleets and assess their risks. And drivers should be trained how to respond to an underride crash.

Evaluating the Safety of Lap Belts on Small School Buses
September 1, 1999

By focusing the seat-belt debate on large school buses, have we overlooked the potential danger of lap belts on small buses?

New Focus on Safety in the Next Millennium?
August 1, 1999

How the school bus industry should look at 'man and machine' for incremental safety improvements.

Are You Prepared for a Critical Incident?
August 1, 1999

What you need to know about preparing for an emergency involving a school bus.

Momentum shifts away from non-conforming vans
August 1, 1999

As we approach the end of the 20th century, I’m encouraged by a school transportation safety movement to replace non-conforming vans with school buses

Tackling non-conforming vans requires concern — and action
June 1, 1999

Perhaps the question should be: Why have not the leaders in pupil transportation raised the volume on this issue to the same decibel level that has been done with the issue of seat belts vs. compartmentalization?

Create a Safe Traffic Stream around School Sites
April 1, 1999

The proper application of traffic engineering can help school bus fleets increase their safety margins.

Squeeze on Head Start puts strain on transportation
March 1, 1999

Welfare reform is changing the needs of underprivileged children who attend Head Start programs. That's because their parents are moving into the labo...

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