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Teen motorist sentenced for death of girl boarding school bus
November 23, 2015
Michael Shelly, the 18-year-old Pennsylvania driver who fatally struck 16-year-old Minete Zeka while she was crossing an intersection to board her bus last year, is sentenced to 11.5 to 23 months in prison and five years of probation.
Getting back to driver training basics
November 12, 2015

School bus drivers must learn how to judge other traffic and blend their stop arms into the traffic flow.

Michigan districts test LED system designed to reduce illegal passing
October 26, 2015
As part of an additional lighting proposal in a bill presented by Rep. Holly Hughes, 10 districts are collecting data on an LED message alert system installed on their buses to see if it reduces pass-bys.
Boy hit by truck while trying to board school bus
October 23, 2015
In Mississippi, a 12-year-old boy who was struck by a truck as he was crossing the road to board a school bus was airlifted to the hospital. He is responsive and has a broken leg, sources say.
Virginia city's school bus stop-arm camera program on hold
October 22, 2015
Falls Church, Virginia, suspended its stop-arm camera program as of Oct. 2. At issue is whether citations of those caught on video passing a school bus can be mailed or must be served in person.
Motorist passes school bus, strikes child
October 22, 2015
The New York driver, who passed a school bus with its lights flashing and ran into a 6-year-old girl, was issued a ticket for passing a school bus illegally. The girl was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was released.
New York association launches campaign to document stop-arm running
October 21, 2015
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s “Safe Stop Survey” will have school bus drivers in a sample group of districts count the number of times their buses are passed on a designated day and will release the results each month.
Stop-arm enforcement a focus for School Bus Safety Week
October 20, 2015
School bus operations across the nation are working to spotlight school bus safety this week — in some cases with the help of law enforcement.
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.
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