Investigators believe that Mohamed Wasuge of Minnesota had fallen asleep when his bus sideswiped three cars, jumped a curb and almost hit a post office. Court records show that he has been convicted of traffic violations at least 11 times since 2003.
When their bus driver became unresponsive, three New Jersey students were able to put the bus in park, take the keys and let the students off the bus. No students were harmed in the incident.
After exiting his school bus, a 13-year-old in Texas is approached by two men, who reportedly demand at gunpoint that he get in their car.
Bus Crossing Guard, an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus, has been installed on 10 buses that transport McKinney ISD students.
Functions of the FCAR F3SN scan tool include reading and clearing diagnostic trouble codes, reading system information and performing special action tests.
A New Jersey motorist was killed when he struck a school bus, which drove off the road and overturned. Four students and the bus driver were injured, and the aide was hospitalized for serious injuries.
A police report states that bus driver Christine Beeler left the driver’s seat without engaging the parking brake, causing the bus to roll forward. The report also states that Beeler was “distracted,” but does not indicate what took her attention away from her duties.
With its contractor’s pending exit, the Savannah-Chatham district in Georgia is taking steps toward running its own service. The district already owns its bus fleet and facilities.
Warsaw (Ind.) Community Schools’ bus shop caught on fire on the evening of Jan. 7. The fire destroyed three school buses, a service truck and several supplies.
The school and shuttle bus manufacturer was the top volume pool account in the bus category for Ford in 2015 and for the 10th year in a row. Starcraft has purchased and sold more Ford E-Series chassis than any other bus manufacturer in North America since 2006.
The school bus driver made an evasive maneuver that “prevented a potentially catastrophic tragedy,” officials for the Texas district say.
Indianapolis Public Schools is using Here Comes the Bus, which lets parents track their child’s bus, on a few buses before rolling it out district-wide. A few other districts in the state piloted the app last year.
When an oncoming car suddenly veered into his lane, James Bratager, a driver for Olympia (Wash.) School District, was able to swerve the bus to avoid a head-on collision. He was presented with a certificate of recognition.
Representatives from the six states that have passed school bus seat belt legislation will share their experiences with NHTSA officials in a meeting next month.
Ellie Whitesell has recorded several videos of motorists illegally passing buses as students unload at her daughter’s stop, and has sent them to the local school district, law enforcement officials and lawmakers.