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 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.
The Alabama School Bus Safety Act lets school systems place the cameras on their buses and penalizes motorists who illegally pass the buses with a fine of $300. It went into effect on July 1.
Randy Allen Payne of Washington pleads guilty to striking two girls in May after they exited their school bus, leaving them severely injured, and is sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
The San Antonio ordinance will create a civil penalty for unlawfully passing a stopped school bus and authorize school districts to install cameras to capture violators.
The Mercer Island City Council votes unanimously to adopt an ordinance that allows stop-arm cameras to be installed on Mercer Island School District buses. A citation fine would cost $394.
A-3798 would allow school districts to deploy school bus stop-arm cameras and requires the video to be reviewed by law enforcement, who would determine if a citation should be issued to the driver.
The second edition of School Bus eXchange brings school bus operators and suppliers to Colorado to share solutions for key issues facing the industry.