Randy Allen Payne of Washington allegedly hits two teenage girls with his SUV as they cross the street. He faces several charges, including DUI. The girls are being treated for serious injuries.
The 30-second video educates the public on the need to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students.
A review found that the province’s previous fine, $167 for a first offense, was one of the lowest in Canada and was not enough to deter illegal passing of school buses.
NYSBCA hosts an event to draw attention to the importance of motorists stopping for school buses and to call for tougher laws against illegally passing stopped school buses.
NYAPT coordinates events for the day for the 23rd year. Police officers and county sheriff patrols monitor traffic around school buses for motorists who illegally pass them.
The second edition of School Bus eXchange brings school bus operators and suppliers to Colorado to share solutions for key issues facing the industry.
Rhode Island House Rep. Eileen Naughton's husband drives past a school bus with its warning lights on and stop arm extended. The car is recognized as belonging to a state lawmaker by the license plate: "House 21."
Danny William Dove of South Carolina allegedly disregards the warning lights and stop arm of a school bus and hits a mother and her 5-year-old daughter. He is charged with traffic violations and with failure to stop for a bus.
In Virginia, citations for stop-arm violations can now be mailed to owners of vehicles involved in the incidents. A previous law required them to be delivered in person.
NYAPT’s March 16 survey of illegal passing of school buses finds that 800 school bus drivers reported they were passed a total of 404 times.
The governor signs legislation that increases penalties for illegally passing a school bus. It also allows for the owner of the vehicle to be charged even if the driver can’t be identified.
Video footage from the Arkansas bus shows a student exiting and then the bus driver honking as a police car passes the bus in the September incident.
The school district, government and police department in Fulton County partner on the initiative to crack down on illegal passing of school buses.