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.
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.
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.
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.
A dozen junior high track athletes are injured when their school bus overturns on an Idaho highway.
A bill that would raise the minimum age for new school bus drivers in the state passes unanimously in the House. Another bill that would require restraints on school buses passes a committee vote.
Baltimore City Public Schools receives an urgent recommendation for an audit of its transportation department. Two other recommendations aim to strengthen the driver qualification process.
A Chattanooga lawmaker’s seat belt proposal passes a state Senate committee after shedding a clause that would have required retrofitting of existing school buses.
A Florida judge rules that Lenoir Sainfirmin is not guilty of a charge of reckless driving that is based on a Sept, 17, 2015 incident in which the driver crashed into a pond, citing a lack of evidence.
The 6-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl run into a Virginia road when they see their school bus approaching, yellow lights flashing, in the opposite lane. A tractor-trailer driving in that lane is unable to stop in time.
James Blue, School Bus Fleet's general manager and publisher, weighs in on recent bills across the U.S. that have taken aim at school bus safety.