When their bus driver became unresponsive, three New Jersey students were able to put the bus in park, take the keys and let the students off the bus. No students were harmed in the incident.
A New Jersey motorist was killed when he struck a school bus, which drove off the road and overturned. Four students and the bus driver were injured, and the aide was hospitalized for serious injuries.
Candice Milford of New Jersey was charged with theft after allegedly stealing money that was intended for class trips from five students between the ages of 6 and 9.
The new law requires the development of a training program for New Jersey school bus drivers and aides on interacting with special-needs students.
New school buses in the state would need sensors to alert the driver of objects in front or in back of the bus, under a bill advanced by an Assembly committee.
Will students wear the seat belts or use them as weapons? Does the added cost lead to cuts in school bus service? And what about the impact on emergency evacuations? Transportation directors with years of three-point belt use on their buses share their insights.
New Jersey’s Riley Williams demonstrated a passion for safely transporting students and for giving back to the community. He connected with his drivers by driving alongside them.
New Jersey school districts and contractors can order the free sticker for their buses. It reads, “Is everyone off the bus? Check everywhere and be sure.”
Williams, who was the president and owner of New Jersey school bus contracting business B.R. Williams Inc., contributed to state and national associations and even drove buses part-time.
The Senate Education Committee approves bills on installing stop-arm cameras; requiring lap-shoulder belts and sensors to alert drivers when a child walks in front of the bus; and a training program on interacting with special-needs students.
Police in New Jersey issued nine summonses to drivers who were allegedly using their personal vehicles to transport groups of children to school as a business venture without being licensed to operate their vehicle in a commercial capacity.
Gov. Chris Christie signs into law legislation that adds school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed.
The bill, which adds school buses to the list of school locations in which students’ service animals are allowed, awaits the governor’s signature.