Stop-arm awareness efforts at the local level, combined with a national push, will go a long way in making sure that all motorists know what to do when they come to a stopped school bus.
The Driver Alert Message Sign is designed to help reduce illegal passing of school buses by improving direct line of sight visibility for oncoming drivers.
After a loaded logging truck failed to stop for a school bus in Alberta, the local transportation director took a powerful message to the mill’s contracted drivers.
After accidentally passing a stopped school bus illegally, Mark O’Brien came up with a stop-arm design that aims to increase visibility for motorists approaching from the side.
The bills aim to prevent illegal bus passing by boosting public education, allowing stop-arm cameras to help identify violators, and making penalties tougher.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association hosts an Operation Safe Stop event and again calls for tougher penalties for stop-arm violations.
Officers across the state are focusing on school bus stops that have been identified as hot spots of stop-arm running.
In Ferguson Township, nearly five times as many illegal passings have been reported this school year compared to the previous year, according to figures from local police.
Greenville County (S.C.) Schools shares footage of a bus driver keeping students out of the path of a car as it speeds along the shoulder on the right side of the bus.
The Cameron Mayhew Act, named for a 16-year-old who was killed last year, targets drivers who cause serious injury or death while committing a school bus stop-arm violation.
In this new series, we pose five pertinent questions to a notable person in pupil transportation. Our second discussion is with Diana Hollander, Nevada’s state director of pupil transportation and president of NASDPTS.
Five Iowa districts that tested supplemental warning lights on school buses have seen stop-arm violations drop by at least 50%.
NYAPT’s Feb. 9 survey of illegal school bus passing finds that 890 school bus drivers reported they were passed a total of 607 times. The total estimated illegal passing rate is 34,101 passes for that day.