The Florida district acquires 24 new school buses with lap-shoulder belts, bringing its total number of buses with the three-point restraints to 74.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead on Friday signed into law a bill that will require stop-arm cameras on Wyoming school buses.
Under the new law, as of the 2016-17 school year, all school buses transporting students to and from school and activities will have to be equipped with external cameras to capture evidence of illegal school bus passing. Internal school bus surveillance cameras will remain optional.
The legislation stipulates that up to $5 million will be appropriated from the public school foundation program account to the Department of Education to reimburse school districts for 100% of the costs of equipping school buses with external and internal video surveillance systems.
As previously reported, 11-year-old Makayla Marie Strahle was struck and killed by a vehicle passing her school bus as she was crossing the street in Crowheart, Wyo., in 2011. Last year, students from Strahle’s school district spoke to legislators and submitted proposals aimed at cracking down on stop-arm running.
Wyoming Rep. Patrick Goggles, a supporter of the new stop-arm camera legislation, said last month that students in the Crowheart area “asked me to pass this bill,” according to the Casper Star-Tribune.
Katie Chapman of Oklahoma may lose her job for giving a ride to a woman and her dog with students onboard. Chapman says she thought the woman might be in danger.
Rod Price of Kentucky is approached by a boy who is choking and turning blue and quickly performs the Heimlich maneuver on him.
The school bus runs a stop sign, hits a utility pole, and flips over, causing minor injuries to the students, police say.
See how transportation departments evacuated residents — both people and pets — and prepared their buses to endure the massive storm.
NAPT's executive director says that despite a recent questionable news story, even one sexual predator behind the wheel of a school bus is one too many, and that the industry should focus on ensuring it doesn’t happen again.
The lawsuit involved Rosco’s patented technology for its MOR-Vision Mirror/Monitor Combo Backup Camera System for school buses.
Officers in Indiana ride school buses looking for distracted and law-breaking drivers. They have caught about 10 offending drivers per hour.
The storm caused widespread power outages, wind damage, and flooding in Florida and beyond. School buses pitched in for evacuations and braced for impact.
Many school buses in Florida evacuated residents before Hurricane Irma hit. Here, Hillsborough County Public Schools drivers share their experiences helping people in need.
A state trooper takes to the radio to remind motorists to “stay alert so kids don’t get hurt.”
Sansaricq’s passing follows complications from a recent surgery. She had served as New York’s state pupil transportation director for the past five years.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association will also address school bus safety and technology, new road tests, and driver retention at its annual convention in October.
The sisters reportedly yell obscenities at the driver, spit on him, punch him, and try to tear the crossing arm off the bus.
A nonverbal, 7-year-old boy in Pennsylvania falls asleep and is left on the van. He leaves the van and wanders to a roadway, where two women find him.