Police in Ontario conduct a traffic enforcement operation in an area identified as a trouble spot. A school bus with children on board is among the vehicles stopped.
A 17-year-old girl in Virginia is walking to catch her bus when a man pulls up in a vehicle and allegedly exposes himself to her.
The South Carolina Senate Transportation Committee gives S946 a favorable report with an amendment that cuts the fine for violations, if video footage does not positively identify the driver of the vehicle, from $500 to $250.
Investigators find that the school bus driver pulled in front of the police car. The officer reportedly couldn’t avoid a collision and struck the side of the bus.
The governor signs legislation that increases penalties for illegally passing a school bus. It also allows for the owner of the vehicle to be charged even if the driver can’t be identified.
The school district, government and police department in Fulton County partner on the initiative to crack down on illegal passing of school buses.
Police say that the two admitted to having a student deactivate the child reminder device on their bus before they arrived at school.
After exiting his school bus, a 13-year-old in Texas is approached by two men, who reportedly demand at gunpoint that he get in their car.
The school bus driver made an evasive maneuver that “prevented a potentially catastrophic tragedy,” officials for the Texas district say.
The Tennessee bill, prompted by a fatal crash in Knoxville, would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use an electronic device while driving or loading students.
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.