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.
The agency’s Dec. 1 meeting will primarily cover safety issues around school buses but will also include updates on lap-shoulder belts.
The Texas school transportation agency’s event will cover such topics as safety innovations, emergency resources, training and education, and communications.
The Kentucky children are on the sidewalk when the driver of an SUV strikes them while swerving to avoid hitting the bus. Two of the children are in critical condition.
During School Bus Safety Week, state troopers are riding on or following school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass them.
Five Texas motorists receive tickets for passing a stop arm and file a class-action lawsuit against Dallas County Schools and two cities, saying they do not remember driving past the stop arms or were not driving the car at the time.
Appreciation efforts for Cobb County’s more than 1,000 drivers include a poetry contest, thank-you cards, and breakfasts and lunches.
Gov. Sam Brownback designates Oct. 19 as a day to honor the state’s more than 4,200 school bus drivers.
State pupil transportation directors will convene in Kansas City, Missouri, next month to discuss such topics as school bus evacuations, stop-arm violations, and service animals.
School bus operations can request a free copy of the company’s new “Danger Zones” program, along with safety PSAs and a poster.
Combined with public education efforts, the camera systemshave helped enhance student safety by deterring stop-arm running.Some school districts have cut violations by 50% or more.
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.