The Kentucky children are crossing the street to board their bus when the driver of an SUV strikes them while swerving to avoid hitting the bus. Two of the children are in critical condition.
Appreciation efforts for Cobb County’s more than 1,000 drivers include a poetry contest, thank-you cards, and breakfasts and lunches.
Gov. Sam Brownback designates Oct. 19 as a day to honor the state’s more than 4,200 school bus drivers.
State pupil transportation directors will convene in Kansas City, Missouri, next month to discuss such topics as school bus evacuations, stop-arm violations, and service animals.
School bus operations can request a free copy of the company’s new “Danger Zones” program, along with safety PSAs and a poster.
Combined with public education efforts, the camera systemshave helped enhance student safety by deterring stop-arm running.Some school districts have cut violations by 50% or more.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacabed Rodriguez-Coss of Connecticut demands another trial after being found guilty of illegally passing a school bus, but then she pays the $465 ticket instead.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation advises the public that 2.3 million children will be riding buses statewide, and that state law requires all vehicles to come to a full stop when approaching a school bus that has its red lights flashing.
WNCN reminds motorists about North Carolina’s law on stopping for school buses. A reporter confronts a stop-arm runner to ask why she did it.
The grants go to police agencies to pay for education programs and for officer overtime to patrol when school buses are on the road.
A new regulation requires Wisconsin school buses built after Jan. 1, 2005, to have amber lights to alert motorists that the bus is about to stop.
The Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation and Minnesota School Bus Operators Association recognize students who won the state contest at Target Field before a Minnesota Twins baseball game.
A Georgia TV news camera captures a Courier Express driver passing a stopped school bus. A company manager identifies the driver, issues a reprimand, and reminds all employees to stop for school buses.