The lightning reportedly struck nearby and traveled to where the children were standing under a tree. All three were recovering in the hospital.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered a cash incentive based on attendance, Collins’ new low-floor bus, and student fatalities in the danger zone.
Here are the five most-viewed news items of the year, with links to the full stories.
1. District Cuts School Bus Driver Absenteeism With Attendance Bonuses
Jefferson County (Ky.) Public Schools started a pilot that pays school bus drivers and assistants a $200 bonus for every pay period they come to work every day to address driver shortage and absenteeism.
2. 11 Students, School Bus Driver Hospitalized After Semi Hits Bus
A semi tractor trailer in Indiana struck the driver’s side of the bus and pushed it off the road. Students and the bus driver were treated for injuries.
3. Video Captures Car Passing School Bus on Right Side
Greenville County (S.C.) Schools shared footage of a bus driver keeping students out of the path of a car as it sped along the shoulder on the right side of the bus.
4. Collins Launches New Low-Floor Bus
The bus, built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, is designed to enhance accessibility with an integrated wheelchair ramp.
5. 4 Kids Killed in School Bus Danger Zone in 2015-16
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.
The New Jersey driver reportedly makes some wrong turns while taking kindergartners home. He is let go for not conducting a practice run on the route before the first day of school.
Reports indicate that the truck hit another vehicle, veered into opposing traffic, and collided with the bus. School bus driver Sarah Slovinsky is remembered fondly by a transportation director and others.
The pupil transportation community is primarily concerned with school buses. But there are circumstances when non-yellow buses come into play in the transportation of students.
Tennessee truck driver Tony Alsup drives to South Carolina in his used school bus and transports 53 dogs and 11 cats from a shelter there to a shelter in Alabama, outside of the hurricane’s path.
The boy’s parents sued a Missouri school district, claiming that their son was injured when another student punched him on the bus.
Jay Swint says in this video from Fort Worth Independent School District that he enjoys his second career as a school bus driver. He cites perks like having time off mid-day and vacation time.
From New York to Arizona to Canada, school bus drivers and students alike received a warm welcome as they embarked on a new school year.
DATTCO introduces two new components to its bus driver safety training: active shooter and school bus security awareness.
According to the Automotive Lift Institute, changes to the standard include expanding testing requirements for load-holding devices and increasing the number of test cycles.
Warren Nostrom is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of his estranged wife and one other person at the Cumberland County School District bus garage.
Dr. Tammy Knipp, Tennessee's state director of student transportation, discusses her background and her role in overseeing school bus safety, training standards, and regulation compliance.
Police find that the school bus driver failed to stop at a stop sign before colliding with a pickup truck. Three students sustain serious injuries.
From maintenance reports to routing to student records, Maine School Administrative District No. 75’s transportation department has digitally migrated its work into Tyler Technologies’ Traversa.
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