The agency launches a project to learn more about the decision-making process on whether to implement two-point or three-point belts.
COQUITLAM, British Columbia — Seon is kicking off National Bullying Prevention Month by donating a portion of the proceeds of every bus camera system sold between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 to anti-bullying education and awareness campaigns such as “The Bully Project.” It is expected that the total donation could amount to upward of $25,000.
“Bullying is a growing epidemic among school-aged children — our school bus cameras capture evidence of it every day,” said Terry Akiyama, president of Seon. “This year we wanted to go one step further to help fund community efforts to stomp out bullying.”
In addition to the corporate donation, Seon has a number of initiatives planned to help celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month in October. To promote the ”NO BULLIES ON MY BUS” campaign, Seon is holding a coloring contest, publishing an anti-bullying blog series, and distributing anti-bullying buttons at the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s Annual Conference and Trade Show, Oct. 18 to 24 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
“Bullying can happen anywhere — in the classroom, on the playground, online, but it often starts on the ride to school,” Akiyama said. “We believe that creating a safe and respectful environment on the school bus can go a long way in preventing bullying. We encourage everyone to participate in our campaign and support this worthy cause.”
After a steering component fails and the bus hits a sign that cracks the windshield, the Michigan driver guides it between two trees and brings it to a stop.
The free web seminar will give an in-depth look at Fortress Mobile’s all-in-one solution for surveillance and fleet management technology.
A Pennsylvania motorist allegedly causes a crash involving the bus while trying to pass other vehicles. One student is ejected from the bus and is in critical condition.
The PBS NewsHour piece looks at safety benefits and financial concerns involved in the issue. Interviews include transportation directors and NHTSA’s former administrator.
Blaine County School District launches an internal investigation after the crash that injured a dozen students. The superintendent says the driver and transportation director are no longer with the district.
Display and lighting technology supplier Luminator Technology Group and video surveillance equipment supplier Apollo Video Technology will collaborate to enhance their services.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will host the New York State School Bus Safety Competition in Valley Cottage on May 20.
The motorcoach, which is transporting eighth-grade students from Philadelphia on a class trip, overturns in Maryland. Two of the injured passengers are airlifted to hospitals.
Teresa Stroble, a driver for District Five Schools of Spartanburg County (S.C.), is hailed for quickly evacuating 56 students when they noticed smoke.
The State Board of Education reviews proposed updates to safety regulations, including a lifetime ban on working as a school bus driver for a person convicted of a crime involving a child.
Petermann Bus transports American Red Cross staff and volunteers in Cincinnati to distribute smoke detectors as part of the “A Cause for Alarms: Mega Blitz 2017” event.
Rep. JoAnne Favors removes her proposed bill, which would require that school buses be equipped with a “restraint system,” from consideration for the rest of the year due to lack of committee support.
The bills aim to prevent illegal bus passing by boosting public education, allowing stop-arm cameras to help identify violators, and making penalties tougher.
John Camfield of Florida is arrested after reportedly driving into a group of students while allegedly being under the influence of alcohol, killing one of them.