Police in New Jersey say that the FedEx truck driver attempted to force the school bus off of the road as the bus driver tried to illegally pass him.
School bus operations can request a free copy of the company’s new “Danger Zones” program, along with safety PSAs and a poster.
All school bus drivers and aides in the state have to go through the training program, which was mandated by a bill passed last year.
At a bus stop in Lafayette, Louisiana, police say that a 19-year-old and a 15-year-old pulled out guns and pointed them at the bus.
Passengers can easily capture drivers’ actions on smartphones and post them online for anyone to see. That’s all the more reason to maintain a professional manner and follow proper procedures at all times.
Maryland bus driver Renita Smith is hailed for getting her elementary school passengers to safety before the bus becomes fully engulfed.
Shenendehowa Central School District’s safety refresher covers such issues as hazard communication, transporting special-needs students, and how to prevent dragging incidents.
Real-time GPS tracking, video integration, and driver behavior algorithms are used to create tools such as driver score cards, reports, and alerts that help drivers and managers correct unsafe habits and reinforce safe ones.
Jones, who began his pupil transportation career as a school bus driver nearly 40 years ago, will step down as state director at the end of September.
Hillsborough County Public Schools’ back-to-school training event covers such topics as customer service and “How Not to Be Confined by Your Title.”
The new offering from School Bus Safety Co. is available online or in hard copy with CDs, guides, and practice tests.
In response to a safety review, Knox County (Tenn.) Schools directs funds to hire a safety manager, install surveillance cameras in new school buses, and ensure that spare buses have a radio system.
The company partners with Scenario Learning to offer the Driver Training Course through the SafeSchools Online Staff Training System.