Engineers from IC Bus and Rosco Vision Systems co-developed the system, which the companies say reduces blind spots around the school bus.
The latest national report shows that for three of the six passing vehicle fatalities, the bus had not yet fully stopped, so the red lights and stop arm were not activated.
In 2016, a Massachusetts student was dragged and then run over by Tendzin Parsons’ bus. Parsons is sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to negligent motor vehicle homicide.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered an attendance-based cash incentive, Collins’ new low-floor bus, and student fatalities in the danger zone.
Federal statistics show that more students outside the school bus are killed by the bus itself than by other vehicles.
The training company supports National School Bus Safety Week with a series of PSAs and a safety poster.
Transportation and law enforcement officials promote the importance of stopping for school buses with their red lights flashing and stop arms extended.
Joyce Rhoades of Minnesota credits the school bus driver with helping to save her daughter’s life when a truck illegally passed the bus as the 11-year-old was crossing.
West Virginia is the 16th state to allow the Gardian Angel safety lighting system as optional equipment.
Officers throughout the state are stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists illegally passing school buses.
A state trooper takes to the radio to remind motorists to “stay alert so kids don’t get hurt.”
The lengthy survey counted nearly 10,000 illegal passes of school buses in Kansas in 30 school days.
School transportation officials cite stop-arm violation statistics and remind motorists to stop for school buses.