A Tennessee bill would toughen penalties for school bus drivers who use a portable electronic device while driving or loading students.
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Bill targets school bus driver texting

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.

A story about a new stop-arm extender was one of the most-viewed news items on the SBF website this year.
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Top 5 most-viewed news of 2015

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.

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School bus driver removed from route denies texting

Charles Ramey Jr., who was removed from the Knox County (Tenn.) Schools eligibility roster after an investigation found he was texting while driving a bus, says he picked up the phone, read a message from his employer and put the phone down.

According to a NHTSA survey, at any daylight moment in the U.S., about 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving.
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A tragic reminder about texting and driving

A killer. That’s essentially what texting can become when it coincides with driving. That point was tragically reinforced by a fatal school bus crash in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to the police investigation.

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