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79K vehicles illegally passed school buses in national study
September 14, 2015
Over 100,000 school bus drivers in 26 states took part in this year’s one-day count of stop-arm violations.
New York association backs bill that would crack down on stop-arm running
September 10, 2015
The New York School Bus Contractors Association is supporting a state bill that would increase the range of fines and stiffen penalties for illegally passing a stopped school bus.
New York school bus association partners with AAA on safety message
September 8, 2015
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation joined the AAA Hudson Valley in a press event to enhance school bus safety awareness among motorists as the back-to-school season starts.
West Virginia district sees 2 school bus passing incidents
September 1, 2015
The incidents were caught by Kanawha County Schools on video last week. In one, the motorist hit the extended stop arm, and in the other, the motorist nearly struck pedestrians.
Mom blogger’s video parody addresses school bus safety
August 27, 2015
Deva Dalporto partners with American Traffic Solutions on a back-to-school video titled "Bus, Don’t Move.” The spoof spotlights the need for parents and drivers to be careful in school zones and around school buses.
Motorist strikes student trying to board school bus
August 25, 2015
A 16-year-old boy in Texas is hospitalized with several injuries after he tries to cross the street and a motorist, ignoring the bus’ red flashing lights and extended stop arm, drives around the bus and hits him.
State contractor group urges driver alertness around school buses
August 19, 2015
As the new school year begins, the Pennsylvania School Bus Association is asking motorists to watch for students boarding and leaving buses.
District to equip school buses with REI stop-arm cameras
July 30, 2015
Bellevue (Neb.) Public Schools will equip 10 of its 78 school buses with cameras from the supplier. The cameras capture images from multiple angles and can automatically download them to the transportation director’s computer.
North Carolina approves revised school bus crossing procedure
July 13, 2015
The state’s board of education approved policy revisions requiring bus drivers to use hand signals to help students safely cross the street and for student safety training to be documented.
Virginia district rolls out stop-arm camera program
July 10, 2015
Arlington Public Schools rolled out the program using American Traffic Solutions’ CrossingGuard. Citations will be issued after a two-month warning period, as the school year begins.
School board member convicted of passing stopped school bus
July 8, 2015
Tichi Pinkney Eppes of Virginia said she waited behind the bus and that it looked empty, but the police officer who issued the citation testified that there were children exiting at the time. She is planning to appeal.
Illinois group raises awareness of illegal school bus passing
July 7, 2015
A school bus driver, district transportation department director and local businesses partnered to form Students Take Our Priority (STOP), which aims to make motorists aware of the school bus stop arm and crossing arm.
North Carolina district aims to enhance safety in school bus boarding
June 25, 2015
Bus drivers for Wake County Public School System will begin using a new procedure that puts more time between alerting motorists that the bus is stopping and allowing students to cross the road.
School bus crossing light allowed in Idaho
May 1, 2015
Idaho becomes the 14th state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system for use on school buses.
Stop-arm extender aims to block bus passing
April 30, 2015
Guilford County (N.C.) Schools is testing a mechanical arm with an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus — into the next lane of traffic.
Viral video renews call for stop-arm cameras
April 30, 2015
The image of an SUV nearly hitting children spurred New York school transportation professionals to again call for the cameras. The executive director for the New York Association for Pupil Transportation says he has faced resistance from lawmakers who are opposed to traffic cameras.
Growing number of stop-arm violations pleaded down, dismissed
April 27, 2015
Data show the rate of school bus stop-arm violations being pleaded down or dismissed has more than doubled in Iowa since Kadyn’s Law was adopted in 2012 to stiffen penalties for illegal bus passing.
Operation Safe Stop targets school bus safety in N.Y.
April 17, 2015
Transportation officials, police officers and other leaders in New York hold events to publicize the dangers of illegally passing stopped school buses.
Proposed bill aims to crack down on stop-arm runners
April 6, 2015
HF 1948 would raise the fine for Minnesota motorists who illegally pass a school bus by $200 in an effort to make it tougher for violators to plea down the charge.
Study: 1,500 stop-arm camera tickets issued in D.C. area
March 19, 2015
The finding is from a AAA Mid-Atlantic review of five jurisdictions in the Washington, D.C., area that have deployed school bus stop-arm cameras since 2013.
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