Jean Tuggy was found dead in her house in Pennsylvania last week. Police are considering it an intentional homicide, although possible motives were unclear.
Setting stop-arm fine amounts that drivers will take seriously is important. But if the penalties become too steep, do they become ineffective? For example, Iowa has seen more violations pleaded down or dismissed since increasing fines.
The South Carolina legislation would apply when a vehicle illegally passes a school bus and is recorded by a stop-arm camera, but the driver can’t be identified.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, a motorist turns himself in a week after allegedly driving up on the sidewalk next to a stopped school bus and hitting a student.
According to police in Hamilton, Ontario, the bus was stolen by a youth who needed a ride home, and then he took it for a joyride a week later.
Anna Sollozzo, who worked for the Yonkers (N.Y.) Board of Education, pleaded guilty to second degree grand larceny and third degree criminal tax fraud charges for her role in billing the board for non-existent bus service for nearly two years.
The “See Something, Say Something” concept advises that everyone has a responsibility to report suspicious activity. School bus driver Shawn Ost and his passengers did just that when a strange van was parked in a driveway at a bus stop.
The Napa, California, school bus driver is transporting 28 students when her bus bottoms out while turning around. An officer observes signs of intoxication on the driver.
Police are investigating an attempted abduction of a girl from a school bus stop and a similar occurrence that took place days later. Both incidents involved a suspect trying to lure students into a minivan.
The bus was stopped to pick up a student when the driver of a Nissan Altima struck the back of the bus. The driver fled but was later caught by police.
Enforcement action around school bus stops last month seems to have resonated with drivers, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
An investigation by New York State Police and school district officials leads to the bus driver being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Police in Iowa allege that an SUV driver was intoxicated when he crashed into a school bus carrying 32 students. The bus rolled around and landed back on its wheels.