According to police in Minnesota, initial reports indicate that the bus was stopped with its stop arm extended, and the teens were hit by the pickup truck as they walked toward the bus.
Association officials ask NHTSA to raise public awareness on the dangers of illegal passing of school buses.
The agency’s Dec. 1 meeting will primarily cover safety issues around school buses but will also include updates on lap-shoulder belts.
Seat belts are among the topics of discussion for the task force, which is charged with making recommendations to the state Legislature by Jan. 31.
During School Bus Safety Week, state troopers are riding on or following school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass them.
School districts in Georgia and other states have adopted the "Safe, Orderly, and Respectful" concept for teaching students about school bus safety.
Here’s a look at the safety training stations that students go through in the SOAR ("Safe, Orderly, and Respectful") program at two Georgia school districts.
School bus operations can request a free copy of the company’s new “Danger Zones” program, along with safety PSAs and a poster.
WNCN reminds motorists about North Carolina’s law on stopping for school buses. A reporter confronts a stop-arm runner to ask why she did it.
The Kansas State Department of Education informs the public about how to keep kids safe as they make their way to and from school buses.
The South Carolina Senate Transportation Committee gives S946 a favorable report with an amendment that cuts the fine for violations, if video footage does not positively identify the driver of the vehicle, from $500 to $250.
The 30-second video educates the public on the need to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students.
The latest loading/unloading report shows that four students were killed in school bus danger zone incidents in the U.S. during the 2014-15 school year. That total is the lowest in the 45 years on record.