Police say a vehicle hit a child and fled the scene, but officers later locate and charge the driver.
The 10-year-old Missouri student is apparently running alongside the bus and trying to get the bus driver’s attention when he falls and is caught under the wheels.
In Massachusetts, a truck drives by a stopped bus on the right before students disembark. Police are working to identify the offender.
IC Bus now offers customers a purpose-built school bus camera system that is designed to enhance the driver’s view around the bus.
A petitioner asked NHTSA to make changes to the way warning lights are displayed when school buses are stopping to load or unload passengers.
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.