Florida bill would ban new bus stops from state highways

Posted on February 18, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A bill has been introduced by state Rep. Chuck Chestnut to prohibit school bus stops from being located directly on certain state-maintained roads.

HB 627 would require that beginning July 1, 2009, new school bus stops not be established directly on a state-maintained road with a speed limit of 55 miles per hour or greater. Existing bus stops would have to conform to the same requirement beginning in the 2011-12 school year.

Chestnut filed the bill in memory of a student who was killed when an 18-wheeler truck crashed into her school bus, which was stopped at a bus stop on a four-lane highway with its stop arm and warning lights activated.

An identical version of the bill has been introduced in the Senate. The House version of the bill has been referred to an education policy committee.

To read the bill in its entirety, click here.


Related Topics: school bus stops

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories

Mother Gets Probation for Assaulting School Bus Driver

Kiesha Shannon of Ohio pleads guilty to attacking her daughter’s bus driver and is sentenced to three years of probation. The judge says he had limited sentencing options, which is why he didn’t give her jail time.


Portable Child Restraint

HSM Transportation Solutions’ C.E. White Portable Child Restraint for school buses, a five-point restraint system, is designed to accommodate children weighing 20 to 90 pounds and up to 57 inches in height.


2-Camera System

The DS2 is a two-camera vehicle event recording system that combines high-definition video recording, fleet telematics, and vehicle operating data on one screen for better incident review and driver coaching.

As Maryland’s new state director of pupil transportation, Gabriel Rose (seen here) replaces Leon Langley, who stepped down from the position in July.

New State Director Named in Maryland

Gabriel Rose, who previously served as a security specialist for Talbot County (Md.) Public Schools, replaces Leon Langley as state director.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!