Hart, a familiar face in the school bus industry, will continue as a board member with the investigative agency. Bella Dinh-Zarr now serves as acting chairman.
The phone rang, and I looked down at the caller ID: “CHATTANOOGA TN.” I immediately knew the awful reason for the call, if not who the caller was. It was Tuesday, Nov. 22, the morning after the devastating school bus crash …
The agency releases a preliminary report with a few new details, including confirmation that the driver had been in two school bus crashes since the start of the school year.
The agency’s updated list of safety improvement goals comes as federal statistics show an increase in U.S. traffic fatalities.
The federal investigative agency finishes gathering evidence at the scene of the fatal school bus crash, although the driver declined an interview.
The fatal crash occurred on a curving road that was not part of driver Johnthony Walker’s route, investigators have found.
In a video statement, David Duke of Durham School Services issues an emotional apology to the families impacted by the crash, in which five students were killed.
The school bus driver in the single-vehicle crash in Chattanooga faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and reckless driving.
Security demonstrations, driver shortage discussions, and a Boston Marathon bombing survivor were among the standouts at the school bus industry events in Kansas City. Check out our shots from the conference halls and the city beyond.
In addition to explaining school bus occupant protection, the video examines three recent crashes that the National Transportation Safety Board has investigated.
State pupil transportation directors will convene in Kansas City, Missouri, next month to discuss such topics as school bus evacuations, stop-arm violations, and service animals.
The nonprofit organization calls for “uniform child passenger safety practices across multiple modes of transportation, including school buses, airplanes, and personal vehicles.”
The event will feature demonstrations on school bus safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and child safety seats to help families prepare for the new school year.