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.
I sat in the passenger seat of a large truck, eyes fixed on the stopped car ahead as we rumbled straight toward it. Next to me, the driver of the truck gave no indication that he was going to stop the vehicle.
Officials say that the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools driver apparently hit the accelerator while hitting the brake before careening into a pond with 27 students on board.
The OEM will offer electronic stability control for the Saf-T-Liner C2, Bendix air disc brakes for the EFX and a severe duty harness for the HDX and EFX.
According to a case study, two school districts saw average increases of 26% to 28% miles per gallon in trials of the bolt-on electric hybrid system.
Brake experts give guidance on conducting thorough inspections, servicing the brake systems and teaching school bus drivers what to watch out for.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
An inattentive driver and faulty brakes were the probable cause of a fatal accident in which a heavy commercial truck struck a passenger train in the Nevada desert last year, the National Transportation Safety Board finds.
After incidents in which school buses rolled away when drivers failed to engage the parking brake, an Indiana school district and a bus dealership collaborate on a solution. The system warns drivers if they have unfastened their seat belt without engaging the air brake parking system.