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.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association hosts an Operation Safe Stop event and again calls for tougher penalties for stop-arm violations.
The 6-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl run into a Virginia road when they see their school bus approaching, yellow lights flashing, in the opposite lane. A tractor-trailer driving in that lane is unable to stop in time.
Greenville County (S.C.) Schools shares footage of a bus driver keeping students out of the path of a car as it speeds along the shoulder on the right side of the bus.
The Cameron Mayhew Act, named for a 16-year-old who was killed last year, targets drivers who cause serious injury or death while committing a school bus stop-arm violation.
Penni Robertson of Michigan is named “America’s Favorite Crossing Guard” by Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit that focuses on child safety.