The state directors’ organization details requirements and outlines the history of standards created for driver training. NASDPTS also notes its involvement in initiatives that impact school bus drivers.
Law enforcement and community leaders join the New York Association for Pupil Transportation and New York School Bus Contractors Association in public education efforts on illegal school bus passing.
Police in Kearney will focus on illegal passing of school buses throughout the city over a two-week period.
Desmond Blackburn, superintendent of Brevard Public Schools in Florida, is issued a warning during a police campaign to educate motorists on school bus safety laws.
Rick Sorrells, who led Dallas County Schools, admits to receiving payments for approving $70 million in contracts with a stop-arm camera supplier.
After Ohio and Iowa launched “Flashing Red — Stop Ahead” specialty plates, NASDPTS aims to help other states create similar plates to promote stopping for school buses.
The state’s pre-licensing course and test for general driver applicants would cover the law on stopping for school buses. NYSBCA supports the proposal.
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation asks the state Legislature to authorize stop-arm cameras to enforce state law, which prohibits motorists from passing stopped school buses.
Motorists are apparently confused by a new highway bypass, and are not stopping for school buses when their red lights are flashing. More police are placed near bus stops in the area.
Massachusetts bus video reportedly shows an oncoming car nearly striking a woman and her 7-year-old daughter as they try to cross the street.
The 6-year-old North Dakota boy runs into the road toward his bus, which has its stop arm out, when he is hit by a car. He is hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries.
A petitioner asked NHTSA to make changes to the way warning lights are displayed when school buses are stopping to load or unload passengers.
The latest national report shows that for three of the six passing vehicle fatalities, the bus had not yet fully stopped, so the red lights and stop arm were not activated.