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.
Cuomo’s 2018 agenda includes initiatives to address illegal passing, replacement of old buses, and bullying.
The newly passed legislation allows school buses to be equipped with an electronic sign that alerts other drivers when the bus stops.
State Sen. Jeff Klein is recognized for supporting safe student transportation and tougher penalties for passing stopped school buses.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered an attendance-based cash incentive, Collins’ new low-floor bus, and student fatalities in the danger zone.
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2017 included tips on buying a used school bus and an immigrant’s journey from cab driver to running a school bus company.
A demonstration of virtual reality technology used in training and a PSA with kids playing motorists who passed stopped school buses were among SBF’s web highlights in 2017.
The van is shown on video apparently passing the bus illegally just before two elementary school students cross in front of it in the Pennsylvania incident.
James Brue, a county attorney, has put two people in jail for a weekend and fined them $285 since the beginning of the school year, noting that education efforts don’t seem to be effective.