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 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.
The Kansas State Department of Education informs the public about how to keep kids safe as they make their way to and from school buses.
The nationwide tour uses interactive activities to teach safe bus riding basics to elementary school students and their parents.
About 45 billboards are posted across the state, featuring an extended stop arm on the side of a school bus with the words, “It’s not JUST a stop sign, it’s a child’s life.”
The Georgia Department of Education urges motorists to use caution when approaching school buses and to brush up on school bus safety rules.
Last school year, Bartow County School System issued 743 tickets for stop-arm violations, which is a 13% reduction over the previous school year.
Over 96,000 school bus drivers in 33 states participated in this year’s one-day count of stop-arm violations.
A serious concern in school transportation is the stop-arm violation. Some fines are being increased and some laws are being toughened, but more funding is needed for educating the public.
Albemarle County (Va.) Public Schools delays plans to install the cameras on its buses and mail tickets to motorists who illegally pass them. A new law does not authorize the DMV to release car registration information to the camera supplier.