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.
Safe Fleet’s Specialty Manufacturing brand releases the Defender electric stop arm. Its intelligent drive system enables it to reduce wind flutter and overall maintenance costs, according to the company.
Stories on stop arms, a school bus driver’s retirement after 52 years, and another driver’s tragic death in a crash in Colorado were among the most popular this year.
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 San Antonio ordinance will create a civil penalty for unlawfully passing a stopped school bus and authorize school districts to install cameras to capture violators.
The school district, government and police department in Fulton County partner on the initiative to crack down on illegal passing of school buses.
S.A.F.E. GATES™ are available in 20-inch or 48-inch models, and made of either fiberglass, aluminum or stainless steel. They can be seen over 1 mile away and take less than 15 minutes to install, company officials said.
Bus Crossing Guard, an extra stop sign that extends 6 feet from the side of the bus, has been installed on 10 buses that transport McKinney ISD students.
News stories that attracted the most traffic on Schoolbusfleet.com this year covered such topics as student tracking, school bus passing and a new stop-arm extender.
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.