A state bill signed into law earlier this year modifies requirements for stopping for school buses and decreases fines for some violations.
Kanawha County Schools holds two demonstrations for students, parents, and the public to unveil a new safety lighting system and other technology, and to dispense safety advice.
When a pedestrian is detected, the system will alert the driver on an in-cabin tablet as well as through caution lights on the cross-view mirrors.
The Canadian contractor’s new Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 buses are equipped with the Perimeter View 360 camera package and Mobileye collision avoidance.
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.