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Principal, teacher revive girl struck by school bus

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.

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School bus safety zone legislation signed into law

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.

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Georgia school bus driver prevents vehicle break-ins

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.

Among the tips issued to students to ensure their safety during the upcoming school year is to wait for their buses in a safe place, away from traffic and off the street.
Photo courtesy of James Kraemer.
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Bus safety messages abound for new school year

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.

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Brake safety devices urged for buses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — School buses and other heavy vehicles should be equipped with technology to prevent unintended acceleration, the National Transport...

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Bus drop-off accidents claim 2 students

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.

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Florida schools safely evacuated

PALM BAY, Fla. — As fires raged around Brevard County last week, the local school district’s transportation department demonstrated its commitment to...

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Confronting the Top 10 Safety Concerns

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.

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Is the Bus Depot Fit for Daycare?

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.

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