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Driver pursues hit-and-run motorist
June 1, 2007

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. — Gail Pridemore, a school bus driver for Holston Bus Co., had stopped to pick up a student in front of his house on April 26 when a car failed to stop and struck the 12-year-old before fleeing the scene.

Confronting the Top 10 Safety Concerns
October 1, 2006

Although stop-arm violations are a top safety concern for school bus operations across the nation, other transportation-related issues can be just as vexing. The following list identifies the most common challenges pupil transporters face and effective ways of dealing with them.

LED Unit Bolsters 'Stop' Message
August 1, 2005

What part of the word S-T-O-P don't they understand?

To someone on the inside of the pupil transportation industry, the problem of illegal passbys...

Extending Safety Margins Around School Buses
August 1, 2004

It would be easy to take for granted the safety equipment that has become commonplace on the exterior of school buses — stop arms, eight-way light sys...

NASDPTS: State Directors Grapple With Tough National Issues
December 1, 2002

High-profile issues such as school bus occupant protection, school travel research and diesel emissions programs were hot topics at the 2002 conferenc...

Campaign Essentials: Spreading the Word About Stop-Arm Running
September 1, 2002

Stop-arm runners plague school bus drivers nationwide. One driver from Ohio explains it this way: "It seems to be the same story every day. At least o...

Do School Buses Need Additional Warning Devices?
August 1, 2002

The familiar yellow school bus is rightfully touted as being the safest vehicle on the road. But, is it as safe as it should be? Do we, the people who...

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.

Always in a hurry, got somewhere to go
March 1, 2000

Too many children have died because motorists have decided that the flashing red lights and extended stop arm of a school bus are merely a suggestion.

Curtailing fly-bys requires media savvy
June 1, 1998

Our editors are getting reports throughout the country that traffic laws are being so routinely violated that they are undermining school bus safety. ...

Unsafe Passage: How to Curtail Illegal Pass-Bys
June 1, 1998

Thousands of motorists illegally pass school buses every day.

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