The 5-year-old is hit in front of an elementary school in California when the bus rolls backward down a hill. The school officials find that she has stopped breathing, so they perform CPR, and the girl regains consciousness shortly thereafter.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder approves a bill that doubles fines for moving violations committed in a school bus safety zone and makes killing a child getting off a school bus a 15-year felony. A second bill approved by Snyder adds the new felony offense to the state's sentencing guidelines.
Jennifer Vest overhears two people discussing plans to break into cars during a middle school basketball game and immediately reports it to campus safety officials. The Richmond County Board of Education honors Vest for her actions.
Dominique Williams, a former student, arrived at the Indiana school last Friday on one of the district’s buses. An investigation is underway on why Williams went to the school with a gun.
The new parking lot and bus loading zone are designed to create separate pick-up and drop-off areas for buses and vehicles. A committee of school officials headed up the effort to improve safety.
School districts, contractors, state highway patrol officials and others have issued reminders to motorists and tips to parents and students to ensure students’ safety in 2010-11. Reminders for motorists include stopping for school buses while tips for parents include accompanying their children to their bus stops whenever possible.
Although stop-arm violations are a top safety concern for school bus operations across the nation, other transportation-related issues can be just as vexing. The following list identifies the most common challenges pupil transporters face and effective ways of dealing with them.
PALM BAY, Fla. — As fires raged around Brevard County last week, the local school district’s transportation department demonstrated its commitment to...
When parents aren't present to receive their children, pupil transporters face a predicament. Instead of bringing students to the depot, drivers should take them back to school. Here's why.
Last week, a 10-year-old in Indiana was killed after getting off a school bus in a school parking lot, and police in Virginia released findings from a similar bus drop-off accident that took the life of a 4-year-old last month.
As Congress prepares to take on the reauthorization of the highway bill that includes Safe Routes to School, advocates of the program are calling for more funding and several changes to it.
The proper application of traffic engineering can help school bus fleets increase their safety margins.
Extra care needs to be given to school loading-zone safety when buses for children with special-needs are involved, especially when the children are transported in wheelchairs.