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School bus driver who crashed into pond enters not guilty plea

An attorney for Lenoir Sainfimin, the Florida driver whose bus careened into a pond in September, pleaded not guilty on the driver’s behalf to a charge of careless driving. The attorney also asked to subpoena unedited surveillance video from the bus.

An article on the NASDPTS Conference and NAPT Summit, which covered topics such as shooter response training and student safety, was the most viewed on the SBF website this year.
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Top 5 most-viewed feature articles in 2015

Stories that drew the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com this year addressed issues such as enhancing security, coping with driver shortage and preventing brake problems.

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Drivers attend funeral for Ohio bus driver who died saving student

A line of school buses were parked outside funeral services held for school bus driver Laura Zborowski, who was killed last week when she was run over by her school bus at Middlebury Academy in Akron. The program for the service said that Zborowski “died as she lived, putting the needs of others before her own.”

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Bus driver dies after saving student from rolling bus

In Akron, Ohio, school bus driver Laura Zborowski was conducting emergency evacuation drills with students when the bus began to roll. Police say that Zborowski pushed a 10-year-old girl out of the path of the bus and attempted to board the bus to stop it, but the driver was pulled under the vehicle.

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New school bus window among Blue Bird’s enhanced features

The manufacturer’s new E-Z Window, which is featured on the Vision and All American school buses, is said to feature a smoother, more ergonomic design. Blue Bird also launches enhanced features in luggage compartments, air conditioning and brakes for its buses.

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Hydraulic hybrid system offered for buses

Lightning Hybrids has released a new version of its hydraulic hybrid system for certain types of school and commercial buses. Hydraulic pumps/motors and an accumulator (power storage unit) are added to existing engines to store braking energy and use it to accelerate the vehicle.

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NRS system designed to help brake pads last longer

Nucap's NRS mechanical attachment system for brake pad backing plates has hundreds of hooks that create a permanent bond with the friction material. According to the company, this mechanical attachment technology holds the friction material better than any adhesive bond.

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