Several voluntary safety program best practices would be worthy of inclusion in a beyond compliance program. NSTA encourages FMCSA to utilize the performance metrics of preventable accidents, non-preventable accidents and Department of Transportation reportable crashes when measuring all programs.
Great Bend (Kan.) School District 428 now requires adults to sit among students on bus trips and is adding cameras to all its buses after two students reported being sexually assaulted on the bus.
The mobile video surveillance supplier holds its annual National Sales Meeting, bringing together regional sales execs from across the U.S.
NYAPT’s latest study of illegal passing of school buses finds an increased rate of violations compared to previous counts.
BusWise for the C2 school bus will integrate Zonar’s tracking and operations solutions to provide real-time info. Features include Mobileye collision warning and a 360-degree camera system.
Johnston (Iowa) Community School District already has cameras on two of its 75 buses, but may equip the whole fleet with them after a driver was charged with assaulting a special-needs student.
Police say that when a 15-year-old passenger failed to follow the bus driver’s instructions, the driver pulled him out of his seat and struck him. Other students captured the incident in cell phone videos.
In June, NHTSA published its latest edition of “School-Transportation-Related Crashes,” a benchmark of how the school bus industry is performing on the safety front. If this were a report card, it would be an “A” grade for our industry.
Police in Arizona posted information about the crash on social media and then received a tip that they said led to the identification and arrest of a suspect.
The free session, presented by REI and moderated by School Bus Fleet, will provide school bus operations with guidance on setting up a wireless mobile video surveillance solution.
The system is designed to associate captured footage with driving behavior data for individual safety events, providing information about how external and behavioral factors contributed to the outcome.
Bellevue (Neb.) Public Schools will equip 10 of its 78 school buses with cameras from the supplier. The cameras capture images from multiple angles and can automatically download them to the transportation director’s computer.
Holcomb Unified School District 363 plans to install security cameras that will record video and audio inside its school buses, and track the buses’ location and speed, as part of a larger plan to boost safety and accountability.