In a new report, the state panel finds that “compartmentalized seating and other occupant restraint usage … generally have met the safety needs of Louisiana’s school bus passengers.”
The state Senate passes a bill that would permit school districts to contract with a private vendor for stop-arm violation monitoring systems on their school buses.
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.
A 14-year old girl in New Jersey was seriously injured after being hit by a car while crossing a highway to board her bus. The bus was stopped with its stop arm extended and red lights activated, police say.
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2016 covered stop-arm cameras, electric school buses, and student behavior management, among other topics.
A PSA on stopping for school buses and a driver rapping about emergency evacuations were among SBF’s web highlights in 2016.
The three New York drivers take quick action to prevent students from being hit by vehicles that pass their stopped buses and are honored by the school board and their union.
NYAPT’s Dec. 15 survey of illegal school bus passing finds that 765 school bus drivers reported they were passed a total of 678 times. This is the second survey in a row with an estimate of over 40,000 daily violations.
Simmons will step down after more than 16 years as the state’s pupil transportation director, a role in which he worked to bolster school bus inspections and driver training.
The national legislation is introduced by a Tennessee congressman in the wake of the fatal school bus crash in Chattanooga.
Association officials ask NHTSA to raise public awareness on the dangers of illegal passing of school buses.
NYAPT’s Nov. 20 survey of illegal school bus passing finds that 1,086 school bus drivers reported they were passed a total of 883 times.
Steven Longoria of Texas forms a friendship with a special-needs student. He then hears from a bus driver and the student's mother that motorists are not stopping for the bus, so he starts following it on its route.