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.
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.
A county prosecutor in New Jersey says that the investigation is ongoing, but it appears that the bus was properly within its lane of travel when it was struck by an SUV.
The agency’s Dec. 1 meeting will primarily cover safety issues around school buses but will also include updates on lap-shoulder belts.
Glenn Chappell was notified that he was “no longer authorized” to drive a school bus for failing to provide medical certification. The school system was not notified, he continued driving, and died in a crash that killed five others.