A North Carolina bus driver waits five minutes for students to board and then resumes the route. The mother of one of the students is trying to press charges against the driver, but the district says the driver followed protocol.
Eleven school districts will track the use of the seat belts on their buses during the 2016-17 school year.
NAFTC’s free, three-day training course will be offered in Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Oregon over the next few months.
From California to North Carolina, school bus drivers and other transportation personnel, as well as students, contractors and suppliers, celebrate their love for the bus.
Rueben Hash of North Carolina was accused in an incident in which a 6-year-old girl was dragged by her school bus for nearly 1 mile. He was charged with careless and reckless driving.
A 14-year-old North Carolina student went to the bus driver’s seat and put on the brake after the bus was hit and the driver became unresponsive. Officials say that as a result of his actions, there were no injuries.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, a motorist turns himself in a week after allegedly driving up on the sidewalk next to a stopped school bus and hitting a student.
The North Carolina girl gets on a bus she is not assigned to with her cousin. Since no parents are present, the bus driver lets the girl board so she can get her to a safe place and contacts the police.
Six-year-old Chelsea Klepzig of North Carolina tries to deboard the bus and the door closes on her arm. She holds onto the bus for nearly 1 mile, with her feet and legs being dragged, and suffers bruises and scratches.
The bus was stopped to pick up a student when the driver of a Nissan Altima struck the back of the bus. The driver fled but was later caught by police.
The women have been charged with assault and interfering with a school bus after allegedly punching a Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools bus driver in the face and upper body. They tried to talk to the driver about a complaint from their children and boarded the bus.
Nearly 400 seats were cut on 17 school buses, causing about $50,000 of damage. Seats on only one of the buses could be temporarily repaired for the morning route, and the other 16 buses were replaced by spares.
A North Carolina bus driver allegedly grabs an 8-year-old boy and throws him down the bus’ stairs after he asks him to do a head count and the boy says no. The driver is charged with assault on a child under age 12 and is suspended with pay.