The 6-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl run into a Virginia road when they see their school bus approaching, yellow lights flashing, in the opposite lane. A tractor-trailer driving in that lane is unable to stop in time.
The Cameron Mayhew Act, named for a 16-year-old who was killed last year, targets drivers who cause serious injury or death while committing a school bus stop-arm violation.
A 15-year-old in Grants Pass, Oregon, is waiting for his school bus when a pickup truck veers onto the sidewalk and knocks him to the ground.
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.
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.
U.S. representatives from Tennessee and Maryland cite concerns from recent high-profile school bus crashes in their states.
The agency’s updated list of safety improvement goals comes as federal statistics show an increase in U.S. traffic fatalities.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2016 covered fatal crashes, a driver protest, and a bus facility fire.
A preliminary report finds that Glenn Chappell had hypertension, diabetes, and seizures, and in the past five years had been involved in at least 12 crashes or incidents while driving a school bus or personal vehicle.
The federal investigative agency finishes gathering evidence at the scene of the fatal school bus crash, although the driver declined an interview.
Association officials ask NHTSA to raise public awareness on the dangers of illegal passing of school buses.
National and state pupil transportation groups offer their condolences to the families and others impacted by the fatal crash.
The fatal crash occurred on a curving road that was not part of driver Johnthony Walker’s route, investigators have found.