Top 5 most-viewed news stories of 2013

Posted on December 20, 2013
A story about the "My Limo" video, which seems to promote school bus ridership, was the second most popular news item on the SBF website this year.

A story about the "My Limo" video, which seems to promote school bus ridership, was the second most popular news item on the SBF website this year.

1. Washington district maintains bus inspection success streak

For the 15th consecutive year, Highline Public Schools’ transportation department earned outstanding marks from the Washington State Patrol on its school bus safety inspection. Each year, the patrol conducts one scheduled inspection and one unannounced inspection.

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2. Young rappers hype the school bus as ‘My Limo’

In a new video by Da Rich Kidzz — a Minneapolis hip hop group ranging in age from 10 to 13 — the youngsters rode a yellow bus and chanted the refrain “my school bus is my limo.” While the spot was sponsored by Kmart and plugged back-to-school gear, it also carried messages that seemed to promote school bus ridership.

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3. Houston drivers get creative for ‘School Bus Shuffle’ video

In honor of National School Bus Safety Week, Houston Independent School District’s transportation team created a video that covers such topics as proper boarding procedures, how to sit on the bus and the importance of reporting bullying. Transportation Field Safety Investigator Curtis Harris wrote the song and choreographed its accompanying dance.

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4. Driver charged for leaving 5-year-old on bus

A Sanger, Texas, school bus driver was arrested and faced charges of abandonment and endangerment of a child criminal negligence in the August incident. The boy boarded the bus in the morning and wasn’t discovered until the afternoon.

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5. New PSAs depict the dangers of stop-arm running

The School Bus Safety Co. and the Child Safety Network created the five free videos, some of which show dramatizations of fatal stop-arm running incidents. A link to the PSAs was distributed to more than 5,000 school districts with a request to share them with local media.

To read the story, click here.

Related Topics: inspections, post-trip child check, preventive maintenance, stop-arm running/illegal passing

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