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6-year-old dies in school bus crash
June 3, 2010
The bus drove off the right side of the road, struck a utility pole and rolled over. One student was killed in the Ohio crash; the driver and six other passengers were injured.
Trucker gets 3 years in fatal bus crash
May 25, 2010
The tractor-trailer driver was allegedly using his cell phone before ramming into a stopped school bus in Florida in 2008. The fiery collision took the life of a 13-year-old student and injured several others.
Pennsylvania DOT to expand access to driving records
March 30, 2010
School districts will receive the entire driving history of school bus driver applicants at no cost, and contractors will have the option of paying $5 per record or an annual fee of $200 for unlimited access. The policy change comes after a school bus driver with a spotty driving history was involved in a fatal crash last month.
Deer flies through school bus windshield
March 25, 2010
The animal is struck by the bus and ends up on board. Two students are taken to the hospital with minor injuries in the bizarre accident.
Emergency response expert offers school bus in-service
March 18, 2010
In the two-hour presentation, attendees learn what can be done prior to an emergency, what to expect from emergency responders, and what they can do to help emergency responders and start preparing for the "never-happen-to-us" emergency.
Bus driver in fatal crash charged with vehicular homicide
March 16, 2010
District attorney says Pennsylvania school bus driver was driving “in an extremely reckless manner” when his bus struck a car, killing the passenger. The driver was also reportedly responsible for a non-bus related fatal crash in 1999. Watch footage from the February incident here.
Enduring the Aftermath of a School Bus Tragedy
March 1, 2010

An accident involving a fatality will test the mettle of any school bus operation. Overcoming one takes careful planning, practice and systematic execution. (This article originally appeared in our August 2001 issue.)

Do you know what safety is?
January 19, 2010

Safety is freedom from risk. Nearly every accident is caused by unsafe behaviors performed by the driver. Operations must identify what these behaviors are and use training and education materials to persuade drivers and managers to remove them.

State Directors Delve Into Bus Crash Details
January 15, 2010

Changing regulations, innovative state programs and transporting homeless students are also discussed during the annual NASDPTS conference in Louisville, Ky.

Report looks at lap belts in bus crash
January 5, 2010
The National Transportation Safety Board says the severity of injuries in a 2008 school bus rollover was mitigated by lap belts. The bus rolled at least twice, and the body separated from the chassis.
Film on Prestonsburg bus crash to premiere
December 30, 2009
Documentary includes an interview with a survivor of the 1958 accident, which claimed 27 lives when a school bus plunged into the Big Sandy River.
Alabama state director discusses Huntsville crash report
December 15, 2009
Joe Lightsey says the accident emphasized the need for close monitoring and strong penalties to ensure that school bus drivers buckle up.
Police charge driver for rear-ending bus
December 15, 2009
A Massachusetts man is cited by state police for following too closely after his tractor-trailer struck the back of a school bus on a highway.
EXCLUSIVE: Industry officials respond to Huntsville crash report
November 25, 2009
Mike Martin of NAPT and Charlie Hood of NASDPTS discuss the National Transportation Safety Board’s findings on driver seat belt use and its call for event data recorders on buses.
NTSB: Bus driver in Huntsville crash was unbelted
November 19, 2009
The National Transportation Safety Board’s long-awaited report on the fatal 2006 crash confirms that the school bus driver was not wearing his seat belt, which allowed him to be thrown from the bus before it plunged 30 feet off of a highway ramp.
DOE reports on district's comprehensive response to fatal bus crash
October 29, 2009
The actions officials at a Minnesota school district took in the days and months after a February 2008 bus crash that killed four students were key in helping students, staff and the community to recover. Efforts included communication, organized support services and memorials.
School bus driver lauded for heroic actions
October 12, 2009
When a tree branch fell on his bus’ windshield, Nick Frost held the windshield up with one hand and steered his bus to the side of the road with his other hand. No one was seriously injured during the incident. ...
3 killed as car collides with special-needs bus
October 5, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. — A passenger car collided head-on with an Altar Valley School District bus on Sept. 22, causing three fatalites.

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Brake safety devices urged for buses
October 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — School buses and other heavy vehicles should be equipped with technology to prevent unintended acceleration, the National Transport...

A mistake that can be fatal
October 1, 2009

The tragedy took place just blocks from our home. An 86-year-old man in a Buick Le Sabre struck a stopped car, continued through an intersection a...

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