A California school bus reportedly T-bones a car, critically injuring the driver of the car. The students suffer minor injuries, and the bus driver and two aides are unharmed.
One bill would require seat belts on school buses in Tennessee. Other proposals aim to raise the state’s minimum age for school bus drivers and increase oversight of pupil transportation.
The phone rang, and I looked down at the caller ID: “CHATTANOOGA TN.” I immediately knew the awful reason for the call, if not who the caller was. It was Tuesday, Nov. 22, the morning after the devastating school bus crash …
Tragic incidents cause us to rethink everything we do and double down on measures we believe will make the system even safer.
The agency releases a preliminary report with a few new details, including confirmation that the driver had been in two school bus crashes since the start of the school year.
The report analyzes 15 years of crash data and surveys states’ requirements for school bus inspections and driver training.
U.S. representatives from Tennessee and Maryland cite concerns from recent high-profile school bus crashes in their states.
Milagros Pena is charged with careless and reckless driving, and with driving too fast for road conditions, after she drove off the shoulder of a muddy roadway and the bus slid and overturned.
The 2016 total of school bus sales in the U.S. and Canada, 40,925 units, is the highest mark for the industry in the past 10 years.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2016 covered fatal crashes, a driver protest, and a bus facility fire.
The national legislation is introduced by a Tennessee congressman in the wake of the fatal school bus crash in Chattanooga.
A preliminary report finds that Glenn Chappell had hypertension, diabetes, and seizures, and in the past five years had been involved in at least 12 crashes or incidents while driving a school bus or personal vehicle.
The federal investigative agency finishes gathering evidence at the scene of the fatal school bus crash, although the driver declined an interview.