According to the Virginia DOE, as many as 4,000 buses may be missing the state-required device, which prevents the parking brake from accidentally disengaging.
ALGONA, Iowa — The Globe Gazette reports that bus driver Dan Danielson, who is also the transportation director at the Algona Community School District, allegedly left Logan Cavin, a 4-year-old student, on a school bus for several hours on the morning of Dec. 19 and was expected to resign.
Cavin was discovered at the school district's transportation facility at about 1 p.m. by another bus driver. The bus he was riding on had been left unlocked outside the facility since about 10 a.m.
Kossuth County Attorney Todd Holmes told the Gazette that after he reviews the investigation conducted by the district, he will determine whether to press charges.
Superintendent Marty Fonley told the paper that the district would take steps to prevent future similar incidents. He added that the bus in question is equipped with a device that requires the driver to walk to the back of the bus to hit a switch, prompting the driver to make a check of the bus in the process.
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A New Jersey superintendent’s call to fire Gaye Kish for using her phone, having a friend board her bus, and taking a bathroom break during her route is rejected by the board of education. Kish cites a medical condition as the reason for taking the break.
More than 100 drivers took part in the 46th annual New York State School Bus Safety Competition, hosted by the New York School Bus Contractors Association.
After a loaded logging truck failed to stop for a school bus in Alberta, the local transportation director took a powerful message to the mill’s contracted drivers.
With the upgraded buses, Eugene School District is bolstering safety, saving money, and providing a comfortable ride for students on activity trips. An alarming crash sealed the district’s shift away from motorcoaches.
Blue Bird Corp. and supplier partner HSM’s convertible NextGen seat is designed to allow the customer to change the seat back frame to have a three-point or child-restraint seat without having to purchase new seats for reinstallation into a bus.
The agency launches a project to learn more about the decision-making process on whether to implement two-point or three-point belts.
The transportation team at Selah (Wash.) School District delivers a zany tribute to the yellow bus in this spoof of a Sir Mix-a-Lot hit.
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.