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.
Jim Zeser of the Indiana State Police lobbies for road signs that alert drivers to stop for school buses.
About 104,000 school bus drivers participated in this year’s one-day count, coordinated by NASDPTS.
Across the state, 51 roadside signs show a stop arm with the message "It's not JUST a stop sign, it's a child's life."
Florida's governor approves the Cameron Mayhew Act, which imposes a $1,500 fine and a one-year license suspension for seriously injuring or killing a person while illegally passing a school bus.
Stop-arm awareness efforts at the local level, combined with a national push, will go a long way in making sure that all motorists know what to do when they come to a stopped school bus.
After accidentally passing a stopped school bus illegally, Mark O’Brien came up with a stop-arm design that aims to increase visibility for motorists approaching from the side.
The bills aim to prevent illegal bus passing by boosting public education, allowing stop-arm cameras to help identify violators, and making penalties tougher.