A 14-year old girl in New Jersey was seriously injured after being hit by a car while crossing a highway to board her bus. The bus was stopped with its stop arm extended and red lights activated, police say.
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.
Whether it’s solving school bus challenges, confronting a state association crisis, or fighting cancer (twice), New Jersey’s Reitano has overcome many obstacles in her 40-plus years in pupil transportation.
Police in New Jersey say that the FedEx truck driver attempted to force the school bus off of the road as the bus driver tried to illegally pass him.
All school bus drivers and aides in the state have to go through the training program, which was mandated by a bill passed last year.
A-3798 would allow school districts to deploy school bus stop-arm cameras and requires the video to be reviewed by law enforcement, who would determine if a citation should be issued to the driver.
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.
Gov. Chris Christie signs a bill that requires sensors to alert the school bus driver if there are children in front or in back of the bus.
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.