An Ohio school bus driver begins her morning route and is attacked by the suspect, who boarded the bus the night before, police say. Hilliard City Schools takes immediate security measures.
Even with increases in California’s number of school buses and miles traveled, collisions dropped dramatically in fiscal year 2009-10.
In that year, there were 1,878 school bus crashes, down 10 percent from the 2,091 crashes in the previous year. Five of the 2009-10 crashes resulted in fatalities, but none was a student bus passenger.
In the same year, the total number of school buses operated in the state increased 5 percent from the previous year, from 23,678 to 24,895. And the number of school bus miles traveled rose 4 percent, from 277,317,718 to 288,227,524.
School bus drivers were determined to be at fault in 726 of the school bus collisions in fiscal year 2009-10, a decrease of 107 from the previous year.
The data, from a report distributed recently by the California Department of Education’s Office of School Transportation, cover collisions that occurred while school buses were transporting one or more students to or from school or school-related activities.
“School pupil transportation agencies may use this information to identify primary collision factors and direct their training resources accordingly,” the report says. ”This data should assist … in reducing incidents of school bus-involved collisions and ensure the safe transportation of California’s school pupils.”
To view the full report, click here.
A combination of wheelchair and occupant restraints and a headrest and backrest is designed to stabilize passengers in the event of a rear-end collision.
Dashcam footage shows an apparently impatient BMW driver speed up in an attempt to pass a moving school bus, only to end up on top of a concrete barrier.
The Texas school transportation agency’s event will cover such topics as safety innovations, emergency resources, training and education, and communications.
Amid a reported rise in prescription drug misuse and illicit drug abuse in the general workforce, school transportation providers stay vigilant with up-to-date training, education, and wellness efforts.
The Kentucky children are on the sidewalk when the driver of an SUV strikes them while swerving to avoid hitting the bus. Two of the children are in critical condition.
An event at the Governor’s Residence highlights school bus safety issues and recognizes winners of the state’s poster contest and safety competition.
The company receives a score of 100% from Michigan State Police for its fleet of 25 buses that serve Royal Oak School District.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association holds a variety of school bus safety events throughout the state and renews its call for stiffer penalties for drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.
The agreement, originally set to run through 2018, will now run through 2021. It covers the alternative-fuel system supplier's 8.8-liter propane and gasoline engines for Navistar's subsidiary, IC Bus.
According to Cincinnati police, a school bus driver is taken to the hospital for injuries to her face after a mother of a child who rides the bus pries open the bus’ doors, shouts at the driver, and attacks her.
This powerful PSA tells the heartbreaking story of 12-year-old Adam Kempf, who was fatally struck by a van while crossing the street to board his school bus in 2012.
During School Bus Safety Week, state troopers are riding on or following school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass them.
The company holds its 6th annual Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative, which runs throughout October, and inducts 15 new members into its Safety Wall of Fame.
Five Texas motorists receive tickets for passing a stop arm and file a class-action lawsuit against Dallas County Schools and two cities, saying they do not remember driving past the stop arms or were not driving the car at the time.