Kanawha County Schools is testing an electric-powered extended stop arm that may become a more consistent upgrade to the current air-powered version it uses on 10 of its buses.
Guilford County (N.C.) Schools is testing a mechanical arm with an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus — into the next lane of traffic.
REI’s comprehensive stop-arm package deters and monitors stop-arm violators, company officials said.
For its school bus stop arms, Woodstock Safety Mirror Co. now provides a full, four-year warranty from the date of delivery. In addition to its left-side front and rear stop arms, the company now offers a right-side, infrared camera with a monitor on the dashboard to enhance the driver’s view of the danger zone.
The report, required by last year's "Kadyn's Law," analyzes ways to potentially reduce illegal passing of school buses, including stop-arm cameras. Researchers find that home-side loading should be encouraged as a best practice but not required.
New tactics for reducing 'fly-bys,' including video surveillance, flashing headlights and multiple stop arms.
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